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  1. Dec 2017
    1. Giving then a portion of their time to a finished knowledge of the latin and Greek, the rest might be appropriated to the modern languages, or to the commencement of the course of science, for which they should be destined.

      From this it is suggested that it is important to know Latin and Greek as a scholar in those times due to the large volumes of books that are still written in those languages and yet to be translated. It shows that in order to continue an education in the field of science one must also be able to understand the "language of science" which is often not English.

      Eric Yu

    2. To harmonize & promote the interests of agriculture, manufactures & commerce and by well informed views of political economy to give a free scope to the public industry.

      Manufacture and commerce is mentioned here. Today when we speak about college education these two are probably normal in conversation of a student studying things like business or engineering. Take note that agriculture is mentioned as well. It is not only mentioned but the first mentioned. This suggests that a lot more emphasis is put on agriculture by the society at the time and thus the importance of including it in higher education.

      Eric Yu

  2. Oct 2017
    1. the same advantages to youths whose education may have been neglected untill too late to lay a foundation in the learned languages

      It is great that it is mentioned here the confirmed psychological study that ability to study language declines drastically over time

    2. the German now stands in a line with that of the most learned nations in richness of erudition and advance in the sciences

      This statement evoked some further thinking in me. I realized that United States at this time is a new country and this very quote implies it so. It says that German is a language that needs to be learned in order to learn from the most advanced knowledge from science and some other subjects. United States is still developing and learning from stronger and more advanced countries.