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" ... to the rule of three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did not know... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ... - Page 67
by Ida Minerva Tarbell, John McCan Davis - 1896 - 240 pages
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Isaac Newton Arnold - Biography & Autobiography - 1884 - 471 pages
...called,but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond "readtn', wrtlln', antcipherin'"' to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia, and on the 12th of September, 1782, Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia,...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...teacher, beyond 'readin, ivritin, and cipberin,' to the Rule of Three [ie, ratio and proportions]. If a straggler supposed to understand latin, happened...sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard." Though his censure was largely deserved, a school system that produced Abraham Lincoln could...
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Lincoln Before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years

Douglas L. Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 208 pages
...backwoods schools he attended sporadically were conducted by teachers who had meager qualifications. "If a straggler supposed to understand latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood," Lincoln wrote, "he was looked upon as a wizzard."9 Where Jefferson, after studying classical languages...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...he is supposed to have ruined in the rain would have cost three times that! (Mearns, Three, 50-52). If a straggler supposed to understand latin, happened...sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course when I came of age...
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Lincoln of Kentucky

Lowell Harrison - History - 2000 - 305 pages
...Lincoln home. In later years Lincoln was critical of the schools he attended and the men who taught them. "No qualification was ever required of a teacher, beyond 'readin, writin, and ciphering to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin, happened to sojourn in...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 800 pages
...called; but no qualification was ever required of a teacher, beyond 'reading ivritin', and cipherm' ' to the Rule of Three. If a straggler supposed to understand...sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard." School kept at Pigeon Creek when a schoolmaster happened to drift in, usually in winter,...
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Lincoln on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln, G. S. Boritt - History - 2004 - 416 pages
...and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools, so called; but no qualification was ever required of a teacher, beyond...sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course when I came of age...
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How to Prepare for the FCAT, Grade 10 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests ...

Claudine Townley - Study Aids - 2004 - 235 pages
...and other wild animals, still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools, so called; but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...Three. If a straggler supposed to understand latin [sic] happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard [sic]. There was absolutely...
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The Soul of Abraham Lincoln

William Eleazar Barton - Biography & Autobiography - 1920 - 407 pages
...and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up. There were some schools so-called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond...happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upen as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education."—NICOLAY, p. io....
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...always receive much education. "No qualification was ever required of a teacher," Lincoln recalled, "beyond 'readin, writin, and cipherin, ' to the Rule...sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizzard." Allowed to attend school only "by littles" between stints of farmwork, "the aggregate of...
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