The historian ought not to impute to the men of the XVI century the broad horizon of ideas that stirs the XIX century. Segregated from the rest of the books and encased in a glass display case were some rare books and memorabilia on and by Jose Rizal.
They have a reason, because the story comes in very handily to illustrate the student years of Rizal at the UST, regardless of the novelistic character of the source.
I believe in revelation, but in that living revelation which surrounds us on every side, in that voice, mighty, eternal, unceasing, incorruptible, clear, distinct, universal as is the being from whom it proceeds, in that revelation which speaks to us and penetrates us from the moment we are born until we die.
The originally proposed bills made Noli and Fili compulsory reading matter in all Philippine public and private schools, colleges and universities. To be a Filipino, they must share a common ancestry. Records likewise show that six Spaniards were enrolled with Rizal in the first year of Medicine, of whom three were Peninsular and three Philippine- born.
He wrote about the trees, flowers, and fruits then in season. Ferdinand Blumentritt, a secondary school principal from Leitmeritz, Austria, was already an avid scholar of Philippine ethnography when Rizal started corresponding with him in Moreover, it is also important to take note that along with his mother, his nanny also helped in teaching him these things.
During his Thomasian years, Rizal composed the best poems of his pre-European period, one of them being A la Juventud Filipina, winner of the first prize in the contest organized by the Liceo Artistico-Literario in