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THE

LECTURES

DELIVERED BEFORE THE

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INSTRUCTION,

IN

BOSTON, AUGUST, 1836.

INCLUDING

THE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS,

AND

A LIST OF THE OFFICERS.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE BOARD OF CENSORS.

BOSTON:

AMERICAN STATIONERS' COMPANY.

1837.

William S. DAMRELL, Printer,

39 Washington Street.

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Language inadequate to express thought, 3—consideration of blindness, 3—

how it is viewed by the infidel, 4—the apparent imperfections of nature's

works do not exist alone that man may lament them, 4-inequality among

created things, 5—the brain should be acted upon by the external senses,

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are all the organs of sense necessary ? 6—what compensation can be made for

the loss of any one ? 6—the external senses modified in as many ways as there

are individuals, 7-value of statistical details, 7–blindness more frequent in

the equatorial regions, 8—suggestions by which the extent of blindness may

be limited, 9—blindness hereditary, 10—all should assist in the education of

the blind, 10—the blind more fond of social relations than those who see, 11

the neglect of our physical nature a defect in education, 12—common cause of

consumption, 13—means of educating the blind, 14—the proper aim of edu-

cation, 14—difficulties to encounter in the education of the blind, 15—much

depends upon the early education of the senses, 16-facts respecting the blind,

16—blind children should be thrown upon their own physical resources, 18—

the sense of dependence and inferiority an evil in the education of the blind,

19—to teach the blind is an easy thing, 20—how to teach them geography, 21

-manner of teaching at the Institution for the Blind in Boston, 22-blindness

not a cause of unhappiness, 24—their claim vpon society clear and indisputa-

ble, 25.

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