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" Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly classical, nothing else being taught, except a little ancient geography and history. The school as a means- of education to me was simply a blank. "
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an Autobiographical Chapter - Page 29
by Charles Darwin - 1891
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 23

Education - 1893
...example, says: "Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school. The school, as a means of education to me was simply a blank." Of his education at the University of Edinburg: "Dr. made his lectures on human anatomy as dull as...
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Nature, Volume 71

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1905
...Darwin's views. Darwin says of his education at Shrewsbury School : — " Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...taught, except a little ancient geography and history " (" Life and Letters," i., 31). He was, in fact, a victim of that " premature specialisation " which...
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Science, Volume 21

Science - 1905
...to pet a degree. Darwin says of his education at Shrewsbury School : " Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...taught, except a little ancient geography and history" ('Life and Letters,' I., 31). He was, in fact, a victim of that 'premature specialization' which is...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 32

Technology - 1888
...father could provide him, and this is his comment on bis first school : " Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...paid to versemaking, and this I could never do well." At Edinburgh University, where he spent two years, the instruction was wholly by lectures ; these he...
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The Dial, Volume 8

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1888
...Of Dr. Butler's school, which he attended for seven years, he says : "Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...history. The school as a means of education to me was simplv a blank." He used to work at chemistry in a little laboratory fitted up by his brother in the...
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The Nation, Volume 46

United States - 1888
...means of education. Of the preparatory school at Shrewsbury he says: "Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school, as it was strictly classical " (vol. i, page 29). Of the course at Cambridge he says: " During the three years which I spent at...
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 44

Mathematics - 1888
...approved schoolboy fashion. And the result, as it appeared to his mature judgment, was simply negative. " The school as a means of education to me was simply a blank." (I, p. 32.) On the other hand, the extraneous chemical exercises, which the head master treated so...
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Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and ..., Volume 5

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1892 - 348 pages
...proved about each thought requiring quite an appreciable amount of time. Nothing could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...history. The school as a means of education to me was * It is curious that another Shrewsbury boy should have been impressed by this military funeral ; Mr....
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George Birkbeck Norman Hill - English literature - 1892 - 211 pages
...be a disgrace to yourself and all your family." " Nothing," Darwin writes, " could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...taught except a little ancient geography and history. Looking back," he continues, " as well as I can at my character during my school life, the only qualities...
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GEORGE BIRKBECK HILL - 1892
...be a disgrace to yourself and all your family." " Nothing," Darwin writes, " could have been worse for the development of my mind than Dr. Butler's school,...taught except a little ancient geography and history. Looking back," he continues, " as well as I can at my character during my school life, the only qualities...
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