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Page xxxiii - I had my time, readers, as others have who have good learning bestowed upon them, to be sent to those places where the opinion was it might be soonest attained, and as the manner is was not unstudied in those authors which are most commended: whereof some were grave orators and historians, whose matter methought I loved indeed, but as my age then was, so I understood them...
Page xxxiii - I understood them ; others were the smooth elegiac poets, whereof the schools are not scarce, whom both for the pleasing sound of their numerous writing, which in imitation I found most easy, and most agreeable to nature's part in me, and for their matter, which what it is, there be few who know not, I was so allured to read, that no recreation came to me better welcome.
Page xliii - that being bred at Oxford or Cambridge was not enough to fit and qualify men to be ministers of Christ;" and I wondered at it, because it was the common belief of people.
Page 212 - That eagle's fate and mine are one, Which, on the shaft that made him die, Espied a feather of his own, Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
Page xxii - After this, the child must take a paper book, and sitting in some place, where no man shall prompt him, by himself, let him translate into English his former lesson. Then...
Page xliii - From thence we came to DURHAM, where was a man come down from London, to set up a college there, to make ministers of Christ, as they said. I went, with some others, to reason with the man, and to let him see, " that to teach men Hebrew^ Greek, and Latin, and the seven arts, which were all but the teachings of the natural man, was not the way to make them ministers of Christ.
Page xxi - The way is this: After the three concordances learned, as I touched before, let the master read unto him the Epistles of Cicero, gathered together and Chosen out by Sturmius for the capacity of children.
Page 220 - Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.
Page xxii - This done thus, let the childe, by and by, both construe and parse it ouer againe: so, that it may appeare, that the childe douteth in nothing, that his master taught him before. After this, the childe must take a paper booke, and sitting in some place, where no man shall prompe him, by him self, let him translate into Englishe his former lesson.