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Page 123 - Thou that singest wheat and woodland, tilth and vineyard, hive and horse and herd; All the charm of all the Muses often flowering in a lonely word...
Page 155 - Excudent alii spirantia mollius aera, credo equidem, vivos ducent de marmore vultus, orabunt causas melius, caelique meatus describent radio et surgentia sidera dicent: 850 tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento; hae tibi erunt artes; pacisque imponere morem, parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
Page 16 - Ogilvy under his breath, but Mr. Cathro would have banged the boy's head had not the ministers interfered. "It is so easy, too, to find the right word,
Page 226 - ... sounds. It is all important, then, that these real words should have a fixed relation to their eye symbols, the written words. In Greek this relation is a simpler one than in English, for, excepting the varying quantity of the sounds denoted by aiv, each sound has one written symbol and one only. Conversely each written symbol denotes only one sound. In English the sound is often no clew to the spelling, and the reducing of unaccented 1 Some excellent observations on the necessity of a correct...
Page 36 - Men dress their children's minds as they do their bodies, in the prevailing fashion. As the Orinoco Indian puts on his paint before leaving his hut, not with a view to any direct benefit, but because he would be ashamed to be seen without it ; so, a boy's drilling in Latin and Greek is insisted on, not because of their intrinsic value, but that he may not be disgraced by being found ignorant of them — that he may have " the education of a gentleman" — the badge marking a certain social position,...
Page 36 - If we inquire what is the real motive for giving boys a classical education, we find it to be simply conformity to public opinion.
Page 296 - God of the silver bow, thy ear incline, Whose power encircles Cilia the divine; Whose sacred eye thy Tenedos surveys, And gilds fair Chrysa with distinguish'd rays ! If, fir'd to vengeance at thy priest's request, Thy direful darts inflict the raging pest; Once more attend! avert the wasteful woe, And smile propitious, and unbend thy bow.
Page 125 - Virgil's ^Eneid be completed in order that pupils who have the time for a five-year course may enjoy the satisfaction of reading to the end the greatest Latin epic, and viewing it as an artistic whole. An additional amount of Cicero is also recommended : the two essays On Old Age and On Friendship, which are short and 1 See their Report, p 35.