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AND

OTHER ESSAYS

CHIEFLY RELATING TO

EDUCATION AND CULTURE

BY

W. H. VENABLE LL.D.
AUTHOR OF "THE TEACHER'S DREAM " “ BEGINNINGS OF LITERARY CULTURE

IN THE OHIO VALLEY" “ HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES”

ETC.

BOSTON
LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS

10 MILK STREET

1894

COPYRIGHT, 1892, BY LEE AND SHEPARD

All Rights Reserved

LET HIM FIRST BE A MAN

EDUCAT DETTE

PREFACE

It is hoped that this book will encourage teachers, especially young teachers, and help that large class of self-helpful students who are seeking guidance in the broad field of general culture. The author has not attempted a formal statement of the science or philosophy of education; many excellent treatises on Pedagogy are already at the teacher's hand. But there is always room for one more volume of educational essays dealing with the common problems of teaching and learning, and derived from actual experience in school and out of school. One may obtain benefit from a new statement of old truth, or by comparing his thoughts with those of another who has striven, like himself, to answer the questions, “What is education ? and Why do we educate ?"

A glance at the contents of the following pages shows a considerable variety of topics, but the miscel

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