A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 09, 2013
“The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth”

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Wikipedia: Noah Webster
Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843), was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”. His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans “a secular catechism to the nation-state”. His name became synonymous with “dictionary” in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language.

Google Books
The Long Journey of Noah Webster
By Richard M. Rollins
Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.)--Michigan State University
1976
Pg. 212:
“The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government,” he said, “as well as in all social transactions.”

Google Books
“The Greatest Quotations of All-Time” By Anthony St Peter
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2010
Pg. 84:
The Bible must be considered as the great source of all the truth by which men are to be guided in government as well as in all social transactions. Noah Webster

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, October 09, 2013 • Permalink