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Image 64 of Annual Register of the State College of Kentucky, Volume 3 (1885-1886)

Part of University of Kentucky course catalogs, 1865-

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» " ' V — T ! 6-I STATE COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY. it l writhing in the agony of mortal conflict. This is an un-English and an un-American doctrine. How shall we counteract it? By educating the head and tl1e heart of T _ America. lf we cannot assimilate and make good citizens of the Socialist and the l Communist when he comes to our shores, we must tie his hands that he do no mischief. ·. i WVe must make the lump of such quality and character by building on the basis of V Q intelligence and religion and morality, that the mischievous leaven which these one- `T i mics of society and of mankind seek to infuse shall be harmless. To this end the school-house and the church must exist in every district and township, from the pine _ forests of Canada to the orange groves of Florida. This magniticent tongue of ours, J 2 the tongue of Shakspcare and Milton, of Burke and of WVebster, of Byron and '1`enny- ti, son. the noblest development of hmnan speech ever spoken on this planet, must be in A, ` the future as it has been in the past, the vehicle for thoughts, noble and virtuous and Y I loyal. It must continue to be the tongue of a people who inherit the spirit as well T E as the traditions of Bunnymede and Bannockburn. of Saratoga and of XYaterloo. i In these schools our youth must be taught to know themselves; they must be Q ‘ taught to know Nature, of which they form apart; they must be taught to know God, it the author of Nature and of man. lVe owe it to ourselves and to posterity, so to edu- J , cate the children of this generation that the lamp of intelligence shall be transmitted with a brighter light and a ruddier glow, that the ideas of obligation and of duty inay 1 be strengthened and enlarged, and that power and wealth may be snlnirdinated to benct`- . icenee. No eountry in the world has made more rapid progress in providing all the Y_ requisite conditions for a broad, liberal education than these [vnited States have done ti within the last forty years. This is especially true since the close of the late civil , war. Her great institutions of learning have within that period "gone forward by 1 leaps and bounds." \\'ithin the limits of this Commonwealth substantial progress has i been made. But what has been done is only an earnest and an augury, I trust, of h what is to follow. l l·h·e long we shall follow the example of the older States, and cultivate seienee and literature, not tor their money value only, but tiir their own sake, to expand Q the faculties, enlarge the range of mental vision, and widen the domain of human knowledge. In this auspicious p1·esent, I see the promise of a yet more auspicious future. Nlay it be ours to aid to roll away the stone in order that intelligence, en- nobled by virtue and inspired by duty, may rise to rule the world. l. l tt 1 l l l 1 . - _ _ _ _ ,.,. ». M `