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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... was beyond worth. His life
was given to his pupils. Every hour of his time not given to needed
sleep was used in direct instruction, or in preparing something for
our lessons. He was untiring in his efforts and possessed an
inexhaustible supply of resources. He lived with his pupils.
Although the studies of zoology, botany and geology were not
pursued in the school, we were taught from observation the names
and habits of every form of life in neighboring wood, field and
stream. "Every flower was eagerly seized by us and carried to this
teacher and friend who never failed to satisfy the curiosity which
he himself had awakened. "Rocks and stones received the same
attention, and the teacher possessed a fine collection of
geological specimens which were the source of a great many
interesting talks on formation, etc. "Entertainments were given in
the basement of the school (fitted up for that purpose by pupils
and teacher) and everything given from that stage (except music)
was original or partly so. "But do not think on account of all
these things, the necessary branches were neglected. "These were
taught in the hours required, other things between aud after school
sessions. "Many of us knew nothing of music and art, and we were
drilled in these, and there developed a taste for those things that
will make our after-life much happier. "This teacher and those two
years of my life will ever be among my most pleasant memories and
many schoolmates are with me in this." This teacher is living now.
He taught not far from here. Will he recognize his portrait? Has he
ever thought his life as a teacher was in vain? Grand Rapids, Mich.
A Pauper State. It is a very curious condition of things which
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