"Sweet Talk with Sweet Sue"
Two of the best known school books in the history of American education were the 18th century New England Primer, and the 19th century McGuffey Readers. Of the two, McGuffey's was the most popular and widely used.
"The McGuffey Readers", were used for over 100 years in our public schools, until 1963. The author, Rev.William Holmes McGuffey, a Presbyterian minister, was the author of the first four. As a teacher, McGuffey established a reputation as a lecturer on moral and biblical subjects.
William McGuffy's brother, Alexander, authored the last two books.
Harvard University, chartered in 1636
In the original Harvard Student Handbook, Rule #1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek, so that they could study the scriptures: 'Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him.
For over 100 years, more than 50% of all Harvard graduates were pastors!
“Be ashamed to die until
you have won some
victory for humanity.”