But Brooks' whole active life showed that he was not one to be turned aside from his purpose, if he had made up his mind that the idea for which he was working was right.
If one plan did not bring the desired result, then others were devised.
And, as by the printing press he did not obtain his results,
Christian Register, Dec. 27, 1834, Schools.
This article, unsigned, Brooks clipped and initialled in the scrap book.
There are also unsigned articles, June 22 and July 11, 1835, on Public Instruction of Prussia, which are in Brooks' style. he determined to try the effect of his personal presence and his word of mouth.
On Thanksgiving Day, 1835, he delivered a carefully prepared address to his people of Hingham, setting forth at length and in detail, the needs of the schools in general, and particularly, what the Prussian system of State normal schools, if adopted, would accomplish in Massachusetts. He dwelt on the phrase which he used so often, As is the teac