Dialogues Concerning Education

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printed in the year, 1745 - Conduct of life - 435 pages
'Dialogues Concerning Education', or a plan laid down on that subject in several conversations of some philosophical gentleman, and for training up the youth of both sexes in learning and virtue, (2 vols).

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Page 40 - Some to Conceit alone their taste confine. And glittering thoughts struck out at every line; Pleased with a work where nothing's just or fit; One glaring chaos and wild heap of wit. Poets, like painters, thus, unskill'd to trace The naked Nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover every part, And hide with ornaments their want of art.
Page 10 - ... after having acquired at a Grammar School a competent knowledge of the Greek, Hebrew and Latin Languages to imbibe the principles of Science and virtue and to obtain under learned, pious and exemplary teachers in a collegiate or academic mode of instruction a regular and finished education in order to qualify them for the service of their friends and Country...
Page 112 - I would rather compare it to a Seed, which contains all the Stamina of the future Plant, and all thofe Principles of Perfection, to which it afpires in its After-growth, and regularly arrives by gradual Stages, unlefs it is obftructed in its Progrefs Iby external Violence.
Page 188 - ... a bar to the process — certainly not on the veldt or on Salisbury Plain. It need not be insisted on that a scavenger must be incessantly at work. The excreta should be taken up as soon as dropped and be placed in a covered pail, and the...
Page 259 - THE Human Mind has a wonderful Subtlety in connecting Ideas, which have frequently little; or no relation to each other, and confequently in heightening exceedingly the Value pf any Object or Enjoyment, by means -of that Affbciation.
Page 404 - While they continued there, they had a meffage from an unknown Lady, who defired to communicate to them an affair of importance. Though they were both averfe to go, yet they knew fo well the vindictive humour of the Italians, that they were afraid to give the Lady a denial. Accordingly, they waited on her ; when the told them...
Page 259 - It must, therefore, be of the last consequence to have a correct imagination, or, in other words, to unite the images of beauty and good with our perceptions of truth and nature.
Page 173 - Angel, to fhape and improve them into any tolerable Figure : though, with the Genius and Temper they have, they might be taught any thing, or moulded into any Form, were they under the Influence of proper Difcipline and Authority. Upon the whole, I could not help...
Page 402 - Intimacy with a young Gentleman of a large Fortune, and a Mind ftill larger, who chofe him to be "his Companion rather than Tutor in his Travels. This Propofal, how advantageous foever, he would not accept, till he...
Page 258 - Mifer be ever fo much convinced that Money is only the Means of Enjoyment, not the End, and that it is only valuable as far as it is ufeful for...

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