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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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8733. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Discipline.—
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8733. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Discipline.—

The rock which I most dread is
the discipline of the institution, and it is that
on which most of our public schools labor. The
insubordination of our youth is now the greatest
obstacle to their education. We may lessen
the difficulty, perhaps, by avoiding too much
government, by requiring no useless observances,
none which shall merely multiply occasions
for dissatisfaction, disobedience and revolt
by referring to the more discreet of themselves
the minor discipline, the graver to the
civil magistrate, as in Edinburgh.—
To George Ticknor. Washington ed. vii, 301.
(M. 1823)