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Association attention Austin beginning believe better Bulletin called careful committee common correct course criticism definite Department develop difficulty discussion effect effort English Bulletin errors examination exercises experience expression fact feel formal give given grades grammar habits high school hundred idea important incidental instruction interest kind knowledge language Latin least less literature matter means methods mind Miss mistakes natural never object opinion oral composition outline period poem position possible practice present problem Professor Published pupils question reading reason require rule seems sentence speaking speech spelling suggested task taught teacher of English teaching tell term theme thing thought tion trying University of Texas week whole writing written
Page 23 - And that which casts our proficiency therein so much behind is our time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities; partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment and the final work of a head filled by long reading and observing with elegant maxims and copious invention.
Page 11 - TRAVEL, in the younger sort, is a part of education ; in the elder, a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country, before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
Page 4 - Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff d bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart ? Doct.
Page 6 - For this we must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous to us, as we should guard against the plague.
Page 5 - And truly, though I have picked up the elements of a little further knowledge — in mathematics, meteorology, and the like, in after life, — and owe not a little to the teaching of many people, this maternal installation of my mind in that property of chapters I count very confidently the most precious, and, on the whole, the one essential part of all my education.
Page 17 - Remember, i before e except after c, or when sounded as "a
Page 11 - ... care should be had that, (as it fareth in ill purgings,) the good be not taken away with the bad, which commonly is done when the people is the reformer.