A Compendious Way of Teaching Ancient and Modern Languages: Formerly Practised by the Learned Tanaquil Faber, and Now with Little Alteration, Successfully Executed in London

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Meadows, 1750 - Education of princes - 351 pages
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Page 131 - and molt docible Age. I call therefore a complete and generous Education, that which fits a Man to perform juftly, fkilfully, and magnanimoufly, all the Offices, both private and publick, of Peace and War. And how all this may be done between twelve, and one
Page 133 - Men, and worthy Patriots, dear to God, and famous to all Ages. That they may defpife and fcorn all their childifh, and ill-taught Qualities, to delight in manly, .and liberal Exercifes: Which he who hath the Art, and proper Eloquence to catch them with, what with mild and effectual
Page 134 - and matchlefs Men. At the fame Time, fome other Hour of the Day, might be taught them the Rules of Arithmetick, and foon after the Elements of Geometry, even playing, as the old Manner was. After Evening Repaft, till Bed-Time, their Thoughts will be beft taken up in the eafy Grounds of Religion, and the
Page 131 - conduct you to a Hill-Side, where I will point you out the right Path of a virtuous and noble Education; laborious, indeed, at the firft Afcent, but elfe fo fmooth, fo green, fo full of goodly Profpect, and melodious
Page 131 - Afcent, but elfe fo fmooth, fo green, fo full of goodly Profpect, and melodious Sounds on every Side, that the Harp of Orpheus was not more charming. I doubt not but ye
Page 132 - be needful in every City throughout this Land, which would tend much to the encreafe of Learning and Civility every where. This Number, lefs or more thus, collected, to the Convenience of a Foot Company, or interchangeably two Troops of Cavalry, mould divide their Day's Work into three Parts, as it lies orderly; their Studies, their
Page 134 - eafy, and if the Language be difficult, fo much the better, it is not a Difficulty above their Years. And here will be an Occafion of inciting and inabling them hereafter to improve the Tillage of their Country, to recover the bad Soil, and to remedy the Wafte that is made of good: For this
Page 128 - odious to be read, yet not to be avoided without a well continu'd and judicious converfing among pure Authors digefted, which they fcarce tafte; < whereas, if after fome preparatory Grounds of Speech by their certain Forms got into Memory, they were led to the Praxis thereof in
Page 127 - to be follow'd in all difcreet Teaching. And feeing every Nation affords not Experience and Tradition enough for all Kind of Learning, therefore we are chiefly taught the Languages of thofe People who have at any Time been moft induftrious after Wifdom ; fo that Language is but the
Page 128 - Verfes and Orations, which are the Acts of ripeft Judgment, and the final Work of a Head fill'd by long reading and obferving, with elegant Maxims, and copious Invention. Thefe are not Matters to be wrung from poor Striplings, like Blood out of the

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