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Page 221 - of classical education is of such direct value to the student of physical science as to justify the expenditure of. valuable time upon either; and the second is, that for the purpose of attaining real culture, an exclusively scientific education is at least as effectual as an exclusively literary education. Thomas
Page 46 - I love the theatre and would like to extend my knowledge if any of the live stuff is in print." There you have the answer to Huxley's oft-repeated argument:— "If an Englishman cannot get literary culture out of his Bible, his Shakespeare, and his Milton, neither in my belief will the
Page 202 - we do amiss to spend seven or eight years in scraping together so much miserable Latin and Greek as might be learned otherwise easily and delightfully in one year.
Page 229 - in Value to an acquaintance with the laws of health. Accomplishments, the fine arts, belles-lettres, and all those things which, as we say, constitute the efflorescence of civilization, should be wholly subordinate to that knowledge and discipline in which civilization rests. As they occupy the
Page 223 - large portion of the time of every English child to the careful study of the models of English writing of such varied and wonderful kind as we possess, and, what is still more important and still more neglected, the habit of using that language with precision, with force, and with art.
Page 217 - For all those who mean to make science their serious occupation; or who intend to follow the profession of medicine; or who have to enter early upon the business of life; for all these, in my opinion, classical education is a mistake.
Page 29 - For the retort crushing on the "dead languages" argument, cf. the eloquent words of D'Arcy W. Thompson in Day Dreams of a Schoolmaster; Lowell, op. cit., VI, 165; "If their language is dead, yet the literature it enshrines is rammed with life as perhaps no other .... ever was or will be."—Bryce,
Page 225 - At the time of the revival of literature no man could, without great and painful labor, acquire an accurate and elegant knowledge of the ancient languages; and unfortunately those grammatical and philological studies, without which it were impossible to understand the great works of
Page 34 - nature" to include "men and their ways," and the fashioning of the affections and of the will,
Page 37 - Rev. (1809)—mainly an attack on Latin verse, etc. Anticlassicists quote from it at second hand "the safe and elegant imbecility of classical learning." They should also quote, "up to a certain point we would educate every young man in Latin and Greek." (2) Macaulay, "The London University,