Annual Report of the Board of Education, Volume 17

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Providence Press Company, Printers to the State, 1887

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Page 98 - The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night And his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.
Page 3 - The Preventable Causes of Disease, Injury, and Death in American Manufactories and Workshops, and the Best Means and Appliances for Preventing and Avoiding Them.
Page 116 - I hold that position second to none. The Christian teacher of a band of children combines the office of the preacher and the parent, and has more to do in shaping the mind and the morals of the community than preacher and parent united. The teacher who spends six hours a day with my child, spends three times as many hours as I do, and twenty-fold more time than my pastor does. I have no words to express my sense of the importance of your office. Still less have I words to...
Page 97 - Mind, you must not be dull or I shall go to sleep ; you must attract me, or I shall not get on an inch ; you must rivet my attention, or my thoughts will wander.
Page 3 - That these essays may be placed in the hands of every family in the country is the earnest desire of the association, as well as the heartfelt wish of the public-spirited and philanthropic citizen whose unpretentious generosity and unselfish devotion to the interests of humanity have given us these essays, but the financial inability of the association renders it impossible to distribute them gratuitously ; — therefore a price covering the cost has been placed upon these publications. It is to...
Page 29 - ... employed; employers shall, when requested by truant officers, produce employment certificates of minors; failing so to do any employer may be fined not exceeding $10. Any child who is an habitual truant or habitual school offender, and upon conviction by any court or magistrate shall be committed to the Sockanosset School for Boys or to the Oaklawn School for Girls for a period not exceeding his minority...
Page 11 - ... the floor space, and the distance of the desk most remote from the window should not be more than one and one half times the height of the top of the window from the floor.
Page 78 - Teachers shall prescribe such rules for the use of the yards, basements, and outbuildings connected with the schoolhouses, as shall insure their being kept in a neat and proper condition, and shall examine them as often as may be necessary for such purpose.
Page 79 - Every pupil who shall any where, on or around the school premises, use or write any profane or unchaste language, or shall draw any obscene pictures or representations, or cut, mark, or otherwise intentionally deface any school furniture...
Page 66 - The light should not come from directly in front, and especially is this the rule when artificial light is used. For when the light comes from directly in front of the person, the pupil of the eye becomes unduly contracted, which is equivalent to reducing the quantity of light, since less light enters the eye from the object viewed, while the eye is exposed to too much light reflected from the surrounding objects, and from the direct rays from the source of illumination.

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