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THE PIONEERS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Men are educated more by the eye than by the ear.
We read history, the history of our own country and of one's own people. We listen to eloquent speakers on this inspiring subject. But it is naught compared with the effect upon a thoughtful mind of the study of the early map of our country.
There the eye takes in what the mind refused to grasp, the wonderful expansion of that which is now an almost boundless empire, from the narrow inhabited strip bordering the Atlantic.
Not territory alone is suggested by this expansion:
Power! The power of arms,
Of political acumen,
Of well-established commerce,
Of social prestige, But, above all, the power of educated thought. I give you then, and let us lift high our cups, high into the free air,
The Pioneers Of Christian Education!
who nurtured and matured the National mind and made our country
Julia M. Woods.
Martinsburg, West Virginia.
There is but one fundamental question for Americans, and that is whether they are to keep their souls alive.
Idealism is not a vision of the poets; it is the real come to perfection. The only honest man is the idealist, for no man is honest save he who puts into his work the best that is within him, regardless of the wage he receives.
We never grow old so long as the spirit is young, and the great books feed the fountains of life. Vitality and freshness are the qualities of all great literature. We renew our youth by companionship with great books.
AMERICAN MEN OF LETTERS
To the American men and American women who compel ua to look up, and not down! Literature may be This—and it may be That! We praise it, and praise it, and are grateful for it—when it tells us what the writer has seen or done or is. It is unhelp when it only tells us how such things should be described.
There is no style worth a straw unless the writer