Hints on a system of popular education: addressed to R. S. Field ... chairman of the Committee on education in the Legislature of New Jersey; and to the Rev. A. B. Dod, professor of mathematics in the College of New Jersey
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Hints on a system of popular education: addressed to R. S. Field ... chairman of the Committee on education in the Legislature of New Jersey; and to the Rev. A. B. Dod, professor of mathematics in the College of New Jersey

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THELIBRARY OF THEUNIVERSITY T OFC/T. ~ORNIA S^T~~-TOLU ^j HINTS SYSTEM POPULAR EDUCATION: ADDRESSED TO R. S. FIELD, ESQ. CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION IN THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW JERSEY AND TO ; THE REV. A. B. DOD, MATHEMATICS IN THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY.PROFESSOR OF BY E. C. WINES, " AUTHOR OF TWO YEARS AND A HALF IN THE NAVY," AND LATE PRINCIPAL OF THE EDGEHILL SCHOOL. PHILADELPHIA: HOGAN AND THOMPSON, 30 NORTH FOURTH STREET. 1838, to act of E. C. in theEntered, the by WINES,according Congress, Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn- sylvania. SHERMAN ANDC. CO., PRINTERS, 19 St. James Street. LC 75 PREFACE WHOEVER writes a must write abook, pre- face. This is one of the laws of THE TRADE: whether it is more honoured in the or inbreach, it is for us to Itthe not decide. is atobservance, least a time-honoured from which wecustom, shall on the hazard a de-not, occasion,present parture. The Preface is an Author's Confes-generally wherein he his mo-ownsional; duly bepraises embarrass-sets forth the and variousdesty, hurry andments under which his work was written, then craves absolution from thehumbly officiating PREFACE.8 who is no other than that andpriest, respectable ever the Public. This is allindulgent personage and it for what it iswell,very usually passes worth.

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THELIBRARY
OF
THEUNIVERSITY
T
OFC/T. ~ORNIA
S^T~~-TOLU ^jHINTS
SYSTEM
POPULAR EDUCATION:
ADDRESSED TO R. S. FIELD, ESQ.
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION IN THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW
JERSEY AND TO
;
THE REV. A. B. DOD,
MATHEMATICS IN THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY.PROFESSOR OF
BY E. C. WINES,
"
AUTHOR OF TWO YEARS AND A HALF IN THE NAVY,"
AND LATE PRINCIPAL OF THE EDGEHILL SCHOOL.
PHILADELPHIA:
HOGAN AND THOMPSON,
30 NORTH FOURTH STREET.
1838,to act of E. C. in theEntered, the by WINES,according Congress,
Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn-
sylvania.
SHERMAN ANDC. CO., PRINTERS,
19 St. James Street.LC
75
PREFACE
WHOEVER writes a must write abook, pre-
face. This is one of the laws of THE TRADE:
whether it is more honoured in the or inbreach,
it is for us to Itthe not decide. is atobservance,
least a time-honoured from which wecustom,
shall on the hazard a de-not, occasion,present
parture.
The Preface is an Author's Confes-generally
wherein he his mo-ownsional; duly bepraises
embarrass-sets forth the and variousdesty, hurry
andments under which his work was written,
then craves absolution from thehumbly officiatingPREFACE.8
who is no other than that andpriest, respectable
ever the Public. This is allindulgent personage
and it for what it iswell,very usually passes
worth.
no means insensible to theThough by many
deficiencies and which mark the fol-imperfections
theAuthor offersno forlowing production, apology
it to his and for
presenting countrymen, soliciting
it a candid and a
perusal, dispassionate judgment,
much onnot so its as on themerits,literary prac-
and of out itsticability expediency carrying
views and recommendations. He holds that who-
ever a which he does not at leastbook,publishes
will be actnot commits an ofuseful,hope only
consummate but is of a fraud of thefolly, guilty
worst kind. he is with a two-Nay, chargeable
fold fraud. He his fellow-
deliberately plunders
both and is the more re-men of andtime,money
inasmuch as his detractsfromprehensible, robbery
as well as our resources.our mental pecuniary
to the in the follow-The work presented public
is the result of much and
ing pages, experience,PREFACE. 9
some and observation on the toreading subject
which it relates. It would no doubt have been im-
in a little more attention to thatproved style by
canon of wherein heHorace, enjoins long waiting
and a blot. But the Author writes formany utility,
rather than is to excite to soberfame his; object
a vacantrather than to amusereflection, hour;
and he that where histrusts, therefore, principles
are as do to whatever im-relating theyapproved,
to to andcharacter, virtue,parts dignity stability
refinement to minor defects will be
happiness,
or treated withoverlooked, indulgence.
It some that I havebe dis-may thought by
cussed the of instruction tooquestion religious
much in and too on thatdetail, quoted copiously
from other authors. I have. If so,point Perhaps
the of the andunspeakable importance subject,
the unreasonable even of the ingoodprejudices
relation to it is be considered a suf-
it, will, hoped,
ficient apology.
Thus much it was to Letperhaps fitting say.
1*PREFACE.10
this suffice. Without further thepreliminary,
Author "casts his bread the waters" withupon
"the earnest and that he findhope prayer may
it after many days."
1838.1,January