The Quarterly Journal of Education, Volume 7

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Charles Knight, 1834 - Education
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Page 124 - How cold and dead does a prayer appear, that is composed in the most elegant and polite forms of speech, which are natural to our tongue, when it is not heightened by that solemnity of phrase, which may be drawn from the sacred writings. It has been said by some of the ancients, that if the gods were to talk with men, they would certainly speak in Plato's style; but I think we may say, with justice, that when mortals converse with their Creator, they cannot do it in so proper a style as in that of...
Page 171 - MA; — and the other two are open to all Undergraduates who shall have resided not less than seven terms at the time when the exercises are to be sent in. The subjects...
Page 171 - Undergraduate as shall make the best translation of a proposed passage in Shakspeare, Ben Jonson, Massinger, or Beaumont and Fletcher, into Greek Verse. The metre of the translation, if the selection be from a tragedy, shall be Tragicum lambicum Trimetrum Acatalecticum...
Page 229 - ... experience, and place us in the same state as if the human race had first come into existence in the year 1500. For it is nothing to say that a few learned individuals might still study classical literature ; the effect produced on the public mind would be no greater than that which has resulted from the labours of our oriental scholars...
Page 70 - That the amount of private subscription be received, expended, and accounted for, before any issue of public money for such school be directed. " 4. That no application be complied with unless upon the consideration of such a report either from the National School Society, or the British and Foreign School Society, as shall satisfy this Board that the case is one deserving of attention, and there is a reasonable expectation that the school may be permanently supported.
Page 230 - ... tastes and comparative comprehensiveness of its views and notions. All this supposes, indeed, that classical instruction should be sensibly conducted; it requires that a classical teacher should be fully acquainted with modern history and modern literature, no less than with those of Greece and Rome. What is, or perhaps what used to be, called a mere scholar, cannot possibly communicate to his pupils the main advantages of a classical education. The knowledge of the past is valuable, because...
Page 359 - House the expediency of abrogating by legislative enactment every religious test exacted from members of the university before they proceed to degrees whether of Bachelor, Master, or Doctor in Arts, Law, or Physic.
Page 11 - Whatever expense Government may incur in the education of the people will be amply repaid by the improvement of the country, for the general diffusion of knowledge is inseparably followed by more orderly habits, by increasing industry, by a taste for the comforts of life, by exertions to acquire them, and by the growing prosperity of the people.
Page 137 - A Hebrew Dirge, chaunted in the Great Synagogue, St. James's Place, Aldgate, on the Day of the Funeral of her Royal Highliess the Princess Charlotte, by Hyman Hurwitz, with a translation in English verse, by SF Coleridge, Esq.
Page 228 - There are exercises in composition, in Greek and Latin prose, Greek and Latin verse, and English prose, as in other large classical schools. In the subjects given for original composition in the higher forms, there is a considerable variety. Historical descriptions of any remarkable events, geographical descriptions of countries, imaginary speeches and letters, supposed to be spoken or written on some great question or under some memorable circumstances ; etymological accounts of words in different...

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