Essays on School Keeping: Comprising Observations on the Qualifications of Teachers, on School Government, and on the Most Approved Methods of Instruction in the Various Branches of a Useful Education

J. Grigg, 1831 - 200 páginas

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Página 174 - As long as boys and girls run about in the dirt, and trundle hoops together, they are both precisely alike. If you catch up one-half of these creatures, and train them to a particular set of actions and opinions, and the other half to a perfectly opposite set, of course their understandings will differ as one or the other sort of occupations has called this or that talent into action.
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Página 169 - I call therefore a complete and generous Education that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully and magnanimously all the offices both private and public of peace and war.
Página 199 - We most cordially recommend the American Chesterfield to general attention ; but to young persons particularly, as one of the best works of the kind that has ever been published in this country. It cannot be too highly appreciated, nor its perusal be unproductive of satisfaction and usefulness.
Página 146 - Charles will be a scholar, if you please ; but our little Philip, without being one, will be something or other as good, though I do not yet guess what. I am not of the opinion generally entertained in this country, that man lives by Greek and Latin alone ; that is, by knowing a great many words of two dead languages, which nobody living knows perfectly, and which are of no use in the common intercourse of life. Useful knowledge, in my opinion, consists of modern languages, history, and geography...
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Página 86 - Latin, and then go on to another fable till he be also perfect in that, not omitting what he is already perfect in, but sometimes reviewing that, to keep it in his memory ; and when he comes to write, let these be set him for copies, which, with the exercise of his hand, will also advance him in Latin. This being a more imperfect way than by talking Latin unto him, the formation of the verbs first, and afterwards the declensions of the nouns...

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