An essay upon the necessity and excellency of education. With an account of erecting the Royal mathematical schole

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Page 14 - ScholeMutter can pretend to with a Number. As to the loofnefs of Manners, He beleeches the Parents of his Time, and I wifli they were now more Excufable, to fecure their Children from Themfelves, and not with fo much hazard expofe...
Page 31 - Veracity of this is no lets conhrm'd by the Difparity of Young Cicero to his Father, who by. Authority and Precepts could not alter Nature, nor oblige Him to tread in his Steps ; endeavouring this Chang at Rome by al poffible means, and by committing him at Athens, as the laft Remedy, to the Tuition of Cratippw .-He walh'd the JEthhp, and the Soil was not Genial to the Seed.
Page 37 - Stop brings It to Us. The Partitions of the Continent, by the Numerous Inlets of the Ocean, invited Man to attempt Navigation j and the Want of Foreign Commoditys, with the Convenience of Carriage, provok'd the Profecution. The Mediterranean Sea was of itfelf a powerful Inftance and Motive to the Pktnician Mariners, being cut on purpofe to carry on the Commerce of £*ropey Afia, and Africa.
Page 3 - Gotnpofition will fufficiently prove the Obligation he has to Education. He is fearfully, and wonderfully Made, and his Maker, by the Mechanifm of his Body, and the Artifice of Every Part, declares Him form'd for Bufynefs : efpecially from the Operations of the Soul, which cannot be Idle $ and in this Union is neceffitated gradualy to know, and inftrud Ufelf, executing Its Functions by the Organical Affiftance of the Body.
Page 47 - Principle st which never were for fetting up Altars againft Altars ^ and have aflerted the Innocence and Goodnefs of his Undertaking : For He, by Inclination and Duty bound, was, and is a Faithful Friend, and Servant to their Societjs, abhorring them, who with Evil to their Sion. He oblig'd himfelf by his Charter to qual.iy Scholars for their...
Page 13 - Who ought to have bin inftra&ed in the Conftitutions of their Fore-Fathers, and the Difcipline of Rome, and not at Home copy out his Flagitious Example. As the lofs of a Good Education is deplorable, without Remedy, to Father and &», fo the Wei Educated Son (hould never forget this moft Endearing Affection of a Father. Which Horace, as a Pattern of Filial Duty, with greateft thanks re. members to his Patron Mtcenas, Sat.
Page 5 - Life could not fub(ift, and this Univerfal Truth continues from the Beginning to the End of the World. Mankind wil even remain a Debtor to Poverty, and the Heathens efteem'd Her amongft their Deirys for her Ufetul Sagacity. In the Poet Ariftophaxu She arrogats to Hcrfelf the Invention of Sciences, and Xenophan cals her Wifdom without a Matter.
Page 31 - Learning and Eloquence, the Only Remains of her Grandeur, to be carry'd away by You, as your Trophy to Rome. Having fecur'd his Health, and a pleafant Harmony of Speech^hearing of Sjlla's Death,He returns Home, where He fo Rul'd in the Senat, and forvvt, that Cicero was no longer the Name of a Man, but of Eloquence.
Page 8 - Profped: of Painful Experiments for Daily Subfiftancc to have bin very Difmal to Him, who was made Perfect, and by difobedience Fel from a Ful Fruition of Knowledge, and Happynefs. Yet by the kind Difpenfation of a Mercyful Judg, the Curfe is turn'd into a Bleffing to Adam's Pofterity, in al fucceding Geno^ rations. Education -bruifes the Serpents Head, and rcftores Man to his Primitive Godlike Image. By that we may know Good, and Evil, without Danger 5 by that Mau becomes the Rational, Prudent,...
Page 32 - Orator, as moft neceflary : by which they might be Honorable to Themfelves, Serviceable to their Friends, Profitable to the Public, and upon that account merit Public Encouragement. Which brings me to my laft Confcquence. That...

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