Wayside Thoughts: Being a Series of Desultory Essays on Education

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W. P. Nimmo, 1868 - Education - 384 pages
 

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Page 164 - I think, to justify the assertion that none are too old, too poor, too ignorant, too feeble, too sickly, too unqualified in any or every way, to regard themselves, and to be regarded by others, as unfit for school-keeping. Nay, there are few, if any, occupations regarded as incompatible with school-keeping, if not as simultaneous, at least as preparatory employments. Domestic servants out of place, discharged barmaids, vendors of toys or lollipops; keepers of small eating-houses, of mangles, or of...
Page 160 - My dooty tords my nabers, to love him as thyself, and to do to " all men as I wed thou shall do and to me, to love, onner, and suke " my farther and mother, to onner and to bay the Queen, and all " that are pet in a forty under her, to smit myself to all my gooness, " teaches, sportial pastures and marsters, to...
Page 164 - ... small lodging-houses ; needlewomen, who take in plain or slop work ; milliners ; consumptive patients in an advanced stage; cripples almost bedridden; persons of at least doubtful temperance ; outdoor paupers ; men and women of seventy and even eighty years of age ; persons who spell badly (mostly women, I grieve to say), who can scarcely .write, and who cannot cipher at all...
Page 163 - Of the private schoolmasters in Devonport, one had been a blacksmith and afterwards an exciseman, another was a journeyman tanner, a third a clerk in a solicitor's office, a fourth (who was very successful in preparing lads for the competitive examination in the dockyards) keeps an evening school and works as a dockyard labourer, a fifth was a seaman, and others had been engaged in other callings.
Page 162 - ... the teachers have often no special fitness, or, at least, no fitness that is the fruit of preparation or training for their work, but have taken up the occupation in default of, or after the failure of, other trades...
Page 61 - The bullies, or brassers, as they were termed, were as terrible and as daring as Cilician pirates. On a general holiday, they would be stationed near the gate, when the little fellows came home at evening from their visits, laden with cake and fruit, and rich with small silver coins. The majority of them would reach their beds with pockets as empty as they had left withal that morning. Some cautious urchins would devour all their treasures on the road, and would pay dearly — not too dearly —...
Page 238 - ... of verbs with moods indicative, imperative, potential, conjunctive, conditional, concessive, optative, dubitative, hortative, historico-infinitive, and prolate-infinitive ; of adverbs consecutive, final, causal, temporal, conditional, concessive, comparative ; of relations — never heard of in his own home — epithetic, attributively enthetic, adverbially enthetic, complemental, annexive, circumstantive, predicative, prolative, receptive, proprietive ; of gerundive attractions — to him inattractive...
Page 160 - My duty toads God is to bleed in him to fering and to loaf withold your arts withold my mine withold my sold and with my sernth to whirchp and to give thinks to put my old trast in him to call upon him to onner his old name and his world and to save him truly all the days of my lifes end.
Page 258 - It is a blunder, founded on meanness, vulgarity and a total misconception of man's real dignity, to suppose that a future tradesman needs only such mental training in youth as will enable him in after life to cast up accounts correctly, read a newspaper with ease, and write a business letter without committing gross errors in spelling.
Page 164 - ... men and women of seventy and even eighty years of age ; persons who spell badly (mostly women, I grieve to say), who can scarcely write, and who cannot cipher at all.' - Mr. Wilkinson's account of the matter is very similar. He says that ' the .profession (! !), as such, hardly exists, and that it is a mere refuge for the destitute/ and enumerates 'grocers, tobacconists...

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