Public Education: Consisting of Three Tracts, Reprinted from the Edinburgh Review; the Classical Journal; and the Pamphleteer; Together with the Defence of Public Schools

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A.J. Valpy, 1817 - 224 páginas
 

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Página 176 - And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Página 79 - I mean to say is but this : there will come a time, when three words uttered with charity and meekness shall receive a far more blessed reward, than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit.
Página 45 - Than thee the age sees not that thing more grave, More high, more holy, that she more would crave. What name, what skill, what faith hast thou in things! What sight in searching the most antique springs! What weight and what authority in thy speech! Man scarce can make that doubt, but thou canst teach.
Página 40 - ... schools, it is very remarkable, that the most eminent men in every art and science have not been educated in public schools ; and this is true, even if we include, in the term of public schools, not only Eton, Winchester, and Westminster, but the CharterHouse, St. Paul's School, Merchant Taylors, Rugby, and every school in England, at all conducted upon the plan of the three first.
Página 11 - ... pre-eminent talents, and strong characters ; such prizes can, of course, be drawn but by a very few parents. . The best school is that which is best accommodated to the greatest variety of characters, and which embraces the greatest number of cases. It cannot be the main object of education to render the splendid more splendid; and to lavish care upon those who would almost thrive without any care at all.
Página 153 - ... of the reformation, and even to a much later date, was so carefully provided for the higher and wealthier classes of the British youth ; but I found the subject anticipated by Dr Rennell, in his Sermon on this Anniversary, and I could add nothing to what that zealous and eloquent preacher has there urged to call the public attention to this portentous evil.
Página 3 - ... which he will never again be called upon to submit, to inure .him to pains which he will never again feel, and to subject him to the privation of comforts with which he will always in future abound, is surely not a very useful and valuable severity in education. It is not the life in miniature which he is to lead hereafter, nor does it bear any relation to it. He will never again be subjected to so much insolence and caprice, nor ever, in all human probability, called upon to make so many sacrifices....
Página 40 - Almost every conspicuous person is supposed to have been educated at public schools ; and there are scarcely any means (as it is imagined) of making an actual comparison ; and yet, great as the rage is, and long has been, for public schools, it is very remarkable that the most eminent men in every art and science have not been educated in public schools...
Página 7 - Butler, Rochester, Spratt, Parnell, Garth, Congreve, Gay, Swift, Thomson, Shenstone, Akenside, Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Ben Jonson, Sir Philip Sidney, Savage, Arbuthnot, and Burns, among the poets, were not educated in the system of English schools. Sir Isaac Newton, Maclaurin, Wallis, Hamstead, Saunderson, Simpson, and Napier, among men of science, were not educated in public schools.

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