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" Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly classical, nothing else being taught, except a little ancient geography and history. The school as a means- of education to me was simply a blank. "
Charles Darwin's Works: The life and letters of Charles Darwin... ed. by his ... - Page 29
by Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Darwin - 1896
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 23

Education - 1893
...men have put on record their disapproval of their own school training: Mr. Darwin, for example, says: "Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school. The school, as a means of education to me was simply a blank." Of his education at the University of...
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Nature, Volume 71

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1905
...is altogether opposed to Darwin's views. Darwin says of his education at Shrewsbury School : " Nothing could have been worse for the development...taught, except a little ancient geography and history " (" Life and Letters," i., 31). He was, in fact, a victim of that " premature specialisation " which...
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Science, Volume 21

Science - 1905
...an uncongenial task in order to pet a degree. Darwin says of his education at Shrewsbury School : " Nothing could have been worse for the development...taught, except a little ancient geography and history" ('Life and Letters,' I., 31). He was, in fact, a victim of that 'premature specialization' which is...
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The Dial, Volume 8

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1888
...esteemed of much value to him. Of Dr. Butler's school, which he attended for seven years, he says : "Nothing could have been worse for the development...history. The school as a means of education to me was simplv a blank." He used to work at chemistry in a little laboratory fitted up by his brother in the...
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The Nation, Volume 46

United States - 1888
...your correspondent's own representation of the facts. Mr. Darwin is quoted as recording the fact that "nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, a ii was strictly classical." "No mathfmatioe or modern luniiniii/,' " is noted as the chief omissions...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 44

Mathematics - 1888
...approved schoolboy fashion. And the result, as it appeared to his mature judgment, was simply negative. " The school as a means of education to me was simply a blank." (I, p. 32.) On the other hand, the extraneous chemical exercises, which the head master treated so...
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Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and ..., Volume 5

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1892 - 348 pages
...and remained there for seven years till Midsummer 1825, when I was sixteen years old. I boarded at this school, so that I had the great advantage of...history. The school as a means of education to me was * It is curious that another Shrewsbury boy should have been impressed by this military funeral ; Mr....
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george birkbeck hill, d. c. l. - 1892
...rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family." " Nothing," Darwin writes, " could have been worse for the development of my mind...taught except a little ancient geography and history. Looking back," he continues, " as well as I can at my character during my school life, the only qualities...
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George Birkbeck Norman Hill - English literature - 1892 - 211 pages
...rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family." " Nothing," Darwin writes, " could have been worse for the development of my mind...taught except a little ancient geography and history. Looking back," he continues, " as well as I can at my character during my school life, the only qualities...
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Lectures on the Darwinian Theory Delivered by the Late Arthur Milnes Marshall

Arthur Milnes Marshall - Evolution - 1894 - 236 pages
...leaving at the age of sixteen. " Nothing could have been worse," he says, "for the development of iny mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly...as a means of education to me was simply a blank." Yet, not incapable of appreciation, he writes : " The sole pleasure I ever received from such studies...
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