Education in Early England: Some Notes Used as Forewords to a Collection of Treatises on "Manners & Meals in Olden Time" for the Early English Text Society

N. Trübner & Company, 1867 - 4 páginas

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Página xii - I shall desire you, because ye can speak French, to take the pains to go down into the hall to encounter and to receive them, according to their estates, and to conduct them into this chamber, where they shall see us, and all these noble personages sitting merrily at our banquet, desiring them to sit down with us, and to take part of our fare and pastime.
Página lii - ... giveth his gifts both of learning, and other perfections in all sciences, unto all kinds and states of people indifferently.
Página lii - I grant," replied the Archbishop, " much of your meaning herein as " needful in a commonwealth : but yet utterly to exclude " the ploughman's son and the poor man's son from the " benefit of learning, as though they were unworthy to have " the gifts of the Holy Ghost bestowed upon them, as well "as upon others, is as much...
Página xiv - The want of affection in the English is strongly manifested towards their children ; for after having kept them at home till they arrive at the age of seven or nine years...
Página xii - Then spake my Lord Chamberlain unto them in French, declaring my Lord Cardinal's mind, and they rounding him again in the ear, my Lord Chamberlain said to my Lord Cardinal, 'Sir, they confess,' quoth he, " that among them there is such a noble personage, whom if your grace can appoint him from the other, he is contented to disclose himself, and to accept your place most worthily.
Página vii - For when I am in presence either of father or mother, whether I speak, keep silence, sit, stand, or go, eat, drink, be merry or sad, be...
Página xiv - ... their patrons, and the boys make the best marriages they can, and, assisted by their patrons, not by their fathers, they also open a house and strive diligently by this means to make some fortune for themselves; whence it proceeds that, having no hope of their paternal inheritance, they all become so greedy of gain that they feel no shame in asking, almost "for the love of God...
Página xiv - And these are called apprentices, and during that time they perform all the most menial offices ; and few are born who are exempted from this fate, for every one, however rich he may be, sends away his children into the houses of others, whilst he, in return, receives those of strangers into his own. And on inquiring their reason for this severity, they answered that they did it in order that their children might learn better manners.
Página xlvi - Item. It is ordained & assented, That he or she which used to labour at the Plough and Cart, or other Labour or Service of Husbandry till they be of the Age of Twelve Years, that from thenceforth they shall abide at the same Labour, without being put to any Mystery or Handicraft...

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