Henry Augustus Coit

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Henry Augustus Coit first rector of Saint Pual's School, Concord, New Hampshire.

This book, "Henry Augustus Coit", by James Carter Knox, is a replication of a book originally published before 1915. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

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Henry Augustus Coit first rector of Saint Pual's School, Concord, New Hampshire.

This book, "Henry Augustus Coit", by James Carter Knox, is a replication of a book originally published before 1915. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781104093501
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 0.35 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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m TEACHER DR. ARNOLD, in a letter to an old boy, has said: "I call by the name of wisdom, knowledge rich and varied, digested and combined, and pervaded through and through by the light of the spirit of God." Nothing better could describe Dr. Coit's ideal. It is the wisdom of the ages that he revered, not the facts from which it is garnered nor any particular method of acquisition. He had no especial predilection for a book as such; no particular edition, no choice binding aroused any great enthusiasm. Life was too short and too serious for such irrelevancies. Hall Harrison handled a book as a young father handles his first baby; a book was a book and therefore precious. The only book that Dr. Coit treated with idolatry was the Bible; it had its place apart, and no other book was suffered to rest on top of it. Many bibles there were and much theology in his personal library, which was large and constantly augmented regardless of expense, and the secular side was not neglected. Doubtless the range in literature was conditioned somewhat by the demands of his profession, for he made great use of his reading, in class and out of it. Those of us who had the privilege of reading the Greek and Latin classics under him owe him more than we are wont to admit for the first dawn of real interest in general literature. The phrase, "inspiring teacher," has become a familiar common-place, but it can very properly be applied to Dr. Coit. Not satisfied with securing an exact knowledge of text, grammar and allusions, he freshened the time- worn subject matter by constant reference and illustration both in the classic tongues and in the vernacular. There are not many of the Alumni who can revertto the meridian charm of the first Rector's teaching and corroborate the writer's impressions; yet...
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