Noah Webster's Thoughts on Education

Once resource at the top of my wish list this school year is the Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary. This is one resource that I never seem to find at used book sales and CBD has it available at a discounted price.

The Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary is also available online and it is a great resource.

Noah Webster, the author of the first American Dictionary in 1828, and a proponent of Christian education in America, was a master linguist and defined
truth within a Christian worldview.

EDUCATION, n. [L. educatio.] The bringing up, as of a child, instruction; formation of manners. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important; to give them a religious education is indispensable; and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties. Source:
1828 Webster's Dictionary online

KNOWLEDGE, n. [nol'lej.] 1. A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact; the perception of the connection and agreement, or disagreement and repugnancy of our ideas. We can have no knowledge of that which does not exist. God has a perfect knowledge of all his works. Human knowledge is very limited, and is mostly gained by observation and experience. Source: 1828 Webster's Dictionary online


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