Proceedings at the Inauguration of Frederick A.P. Barnard: S. T. D., Ll. D., as President of Columbia College, on Monday, October 3, 1864

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Hurd and Houghton, 1865 - 106 pages
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Page 78 - The end, then, of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.
Page 79 - But here the main skill and groundwork will be to temper them such lectures and explanations upon every opportunity as may lead and draw them in willing obedience, inflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of virtue; stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God and famous to all ages.
Page 39 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 39 - ... common law, tracing it, if need be, to the reign of Edward the Confessor or Alfred the Great, or finding its sources in the still older customs of our German ancestors. If all this fails, we will appeal to the great unwritten law of Nature — the law that Hooker speaks of when he says, " Her seat is in the bosom of God, and her voice is the harmony of the world.
Page 79 - I call therefore a complete and generous education, that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.
Page 62 - So much for the natural life. But above we alluded to a much better and much more desirable life, won for us by the sacrifice of Christ, viz., the life of grace, the most blessed end of which is the life of glory, to which all our thoughts and actions should be referred. The whole meaning of Christian...
Page 13 - ... everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.
Page 68 - It must be considered, therefore, in constant connexion with that character ; it will darken with the darkness, and brighten with the light, of each succeeding century ; in an ungenial time it will recede so far from its genuine and essential nature as scarcely to retain any sign of its divine original : it will advance with the advancement of human nature, and keep up the moral to the utmost height of the intellectual culture of man.
Page 71 - But farther, it is an assured truth and a conclusion of experience, that a little or superficial knowledge of philosophy may incline the mind of man to atheism, but a farther proceeding therein doth bring the mind back again to religion; for in the entrance of philosophy, when the second causes, which are next unto the senses, do offer themselves to the mind of man, if it dwell and stay there, it may induce some oblivion of the highest cause; but when a man passeth on...
Page 15 - He was elected a professor in the University of Alabama in 1837, where he remained seventeen years filling successively the chairs of mathematics and natural philosophy and of chemistry and natural history. In 1854 he was chosen professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in the University of Mississippi, of which institution he became the president in 1856 and chancellor in 1861.

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