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Practical education - Page 99
by Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1801
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1800
...these the mind is active, therefore it will strengthen and improve.'— ' Dr. Johnson, who is said to have had an uncommonly good memory, tells us, that when he was a boy, he used, after he had acquired any fresh knowlecjc from his books, to ruti and tell it to an old woman...
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The Juvenile Magazine, Or Miscellaneous Repository of Useful Information

1803
...Do you mean to infult me? a barber fpeaks as good Englifh as a parifh clerk any day." Dr. JOHNSON. WHO is faid to have had an uncommonly good memory,...to run and tell it to an old woman, of whom he was very fond. This exercife was fo agreeable to him, that it imprinted what he read upon his memory. FREEDOM....
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Essays on Practical Education, Volume 2

Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - Education - 1815
...memory for books, than by exacting from them formal repetitions of lessons. Dr. Johnson, who is said to have had an uncommonly good memory, tells us, that when he was a boy, he used, after he had acquired any fresh knowledge from his books, to rai» and tell it to an old woman...
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Useful Instruction (In Matters Religious, Moral and Other.)

Motilal M. Munshi - 1904
...Such a respect is wisely shown, As-makes another's sense one's own. —BYRON. Dr. Johnson, who is said to have had an uncommonly good memory, tells us, that when he was a boy, he used, after he had acquired any fresh knowledge from his books, to run and tell it to an old woman...
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 62

Great Britain - 1800
...will ftrengthen and improve, 41 Dr Johnfon, и ho is faid to have had an uncommonly good memory, teils us, that when he was a boy, he ufed, after he had...books, to run and tell it to an old woman of whom he wa» very fond. This exercite was fo agreeable to him, that it imprinted what he read upon hie memory....
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