School of the Prophets.

Elder Orson Pratt reasoned on the necessity for men who are called and set apart to preach the gospel seeking to qualify themselves for so doing by storing their minds with useful knowledge, that the Spirit of the Lord might take from the treasury of their heart to lay before the people when they stood up to declare the truth to a congregation.  He referred to the revelation which requires the Saints to gain knowledge from all good books, advocated the improving of the mind during leisure hours and the studying of various branches of education, arts and sciences; and urged the young to turn their attention to the subject of education and devote part of the time now spent in amusement in the improvement of the mind….

[Deseret News, Dec. 4, 1867]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Sept. 2006]

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