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CHAPTER II. LIFE IN NEW YOKE-BISHOP HOBAKT-EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND
WORK. Of Dr. Barry, my Father said " he rightly judged of his
vocation as a teacher, as only not a priesthood." And he always
felt, and often said, and realized it in many cases, that the grace
of orders, gave power, and principle and motive, to the teaching of
secular things, which made it most important. This was the
groundwork of my Father's theories and practice, and wonderful
results. He owned education to be, the drawing out of a man, in the
fruit of sown seeds, the richness of the soil of his soul and
heart, as well as of his mind. The mere rudiments of knowledge,
were to him, the thing man sowed, which could not quicken, except
it die; which could be quickened only by the Holy Spirit of God;
which, being quickened, brought forth a fruit, governed in kind by
the seed planted; every seed having its own body; and yet depending
for its excellence, and the peculiarity of its character, upon the
depth and richness of the soil, prepared bv skilful care, kept by
constant watchfulness, blessed by Almighty God. Cramming knowledge
into people's heads, to draw it out again for mere show, came never
into his ideas of education. And he was, in every sense a great
Educator. Great, in breadth of principle; great, in height of
motive; great, in the glory of his object; great, in capacity of
adaptation; great, in unfaltering patience; great, in most blessed
results. His greatness was great enough, not only to be patient
with other people's littleness; spending hours of every week, in
careful corrections of school-boys' and school-girls' compositions;
but it was great, in no display of itsell; in no overburdening
questions with learning; in no effort to puzzle and shame, but
always to help and encourage a scholar. H...
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