Essays on Secondary Education

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Christopher Cookson
Clarendon Press, 1898 - 305 páginas
 

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Página 228 - Whereto with speedy words the arch-fiend replied: 'Fallen cherub, to be weak is miserable, Doing or suffering; but of this be sure, To do aught good never will be our task, But ever to do ill our sole delight, As being the contrary to his high will Whom we resist.
Página 301 - I was lately dining in the company of a gentleman — a parent — who after dinner said to me, with some feeling in his tone, that he had that day taken his son for the first time to , naming a great school, and that he had taken the opportunity given him by the parting to give his boy the best advice in his power. I said that the occasion was well chosen, for that when a boy was going into a strange and somewhat perilous life he needed guidance; and moreover that then his heart was soft and open,...
Página 188 - ... which is M. Comte's definition of ' the most simple phenomena.' Does it not indeed follow from the familiarly admitted fact, that mental advance is from the concrete to the abstract, from the particular to the general...
Página 249 - I owed so much, never failed to remind me of my obligations when I had made some figure in the literary world. He was, indeed, deeply imbued with that fortunate vanity which alone could induce a man who has arms to pare and burn a muir, to submit to the yet more toilsome task of cultivating youth.
Página 264 - Gospel (or its substitute). 3. A candidate for a Higher Certificate who, at one and the same examination, has satisfied the examiners in one Greek Book (or Unprepared Greek Translation), in one Latin Book, the paper on which will include questions on Grammar...
Página 110 - ... have talent in three or four directions, but everyone has received some gift, if only we can discover it. Then he went on to compare the human intellect to the soil, with its varying degree of fertility, here good, here poor, but even the worst capable of some return to suitable cultivation. Hence he sought out that subject and that method of instruction which he believed to be best adapted to each individual intelligence. Upon the dullest he would bestow infinite pains, that by devising simple...
Página 249 - I believe you had not, child,' said he, 'and I am not angry with you : but for maintaining good discipline in a school; for this, -' And then he ran on as before, named all the masters who are recorded in old books, and preferred himself to them all. Indeed if this good man had an enthusiasm, or what the vulgar call a...
Página 110 - Vittorino's practice, which confirms all that we gather from other sources on this head.- ' In truth, so Vittorino used to say, we are not to expect that every boy will display the same tastes or the same degree of mental capacity ; and whatever our own predilection may be we recognise that we must follow Nature's lead. Now she has endowed no one with aptitude for all kinds of knowledge, very few indeed have talent in three or four directions, but everyone has received some gift, if only we can discover...
Página 169 - ... is all but impossible to disentangle them and to credit each with its due importance. A cursory relation of such a struggle as Magenta or Sadowa is simply unintelligible. We cannot comprehend what caused the failure of the attack on the redoubt, and the partial success of the advance en e'chelon; how it was that the right centre found itself compromised about three in the afternoon, and why it should not have experienced that sensation an hour earlier or two hours later. On the other hand, when...
Página 301 - ... his tone, that he had that day taken his son for the first time to , naming a great school, and that he had taken the opportunity given him by the parting to give his boy the best advice in his power. I said that the occasion was well chosen, for that when a boy was going into a strange and somewhat perilous life he needed guidance ; and moreover that then his heart was soft and open, and thus he would receive and remember what was said. The father agreed with me, and said that the advice which...

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