The Life of Adelia A. Field Johnston who Served Oberlin College for Thirty-seven Years ...

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Britton Printing Company, 1912 - 254 páginas

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Página 5 - Not he is great who can alter matter, but he who can alter my state of mind. They are the kings of the world who give the color of their present thought to all nature and all art, and persuade men by the cheerful serenity of their carrying the matter, that this thing which they do is the apple which the ages have desired to pluck, now at last...
Página 237 - Now is the stately column broke, The beacon light is quenched in smoke ; The trumpet's silver voice is still ; The warder silent on the hill.
Página 226 - And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care.
Página 92 - There .is another fact which ought to be mentioned. Many of the girls who have completed a course of study at Oberlin have, at the same time, supported themselves. This they have done mostly by teaching, which has left them little time for rest or recreation even during the short vacations.* Of course this would have been impossible, if the expenses here were as great as in our eastern colleges ; but reduce them to the lowest minimum, and, at the present rate of women's wages, the meeting of these...
Página 82 - Fairchild at his office. She related her absurd and humiliating experience and enquired what was to be the future policy of the College. The President was greatly amused and in that quiet way, which those who knew him still recall as a personal charm, said that his observation and experience had convinced him that most women knew a great many things that it would do...
Página 92 - ... of the girls who have completed a course of study at Oberlin have, at the same time, supported themselves. This they have done mostly by teaching, which has left them little time for rest or recreation even during the short vacations.* Of course this would have been impossible, if the expenses here were as great as in our eastern colleges ; but reduce them to the lowest minimum, and, at the present rate of women's wages, the meeting of these expenses in addition to regular collegework is no slight...
Página 81 - Sunday school of one of the principal churches in town. The Superintendent cordially welcomed her, and then without asking permission, indeed, without saying anything whatever to her, announced to the school that he hoped the lessons would be recited promptly as Mrs. Johnston of Oberlin was present and would address them. At this she became panic-stricken ; here was a "mixed audience...
Página 92 - ... recreation even during the short vacations.* Of course this would have been impossible, if the expenses here were as great as in our eastern colleges ; but reduce them to the lowest minimum, and, at the present rate of women's wages, the meeting of these expenses in addition to regular collegework is no slight consideration. Is it any wonder if some who might endure the one, fail under the weight of both ? Several years ago, some benevolent Quaker ladies of Philadelphia gave a few hundred dollars...
Página 94 - ... since we have it upon the best authority that her brain, under the most powerful microscope, shows no inferiority to man's — we will add, that the trustees of the college, at their last annual meeting, discussed the question of changing the name, and conferring a degree upon those completing this course, as Michigan University confers a degree upon those completing its Latin Scientific Course. The subject was referred to "the Faculty, to be reported upon at the next Commencement. Now, what...
Página 60 - January, 1806, happened on the same day of the month as that on which he had taken his seat in the House of Commons twenty-five years before.

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