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" And that which casts our proficiency therein so much behind is our time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities; partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and... "
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by Thomas Gray - 1835
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787 - 362 pages
...to themts and verfet as fchool exercifes, " forcing the empty wits " of children to acls of ripeft judgment, and the " final work of a head filled, by long reading and " obferving, with elegant maxims, and copious in«« vention." But furely fuch objections deny to the...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790 - 342 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the afts of ripeft judgment, and the final work of a head filled, by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims, and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor...
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The Parents' Friend; Or Extracts from the Principal Works on ..., Volume 2

1803 - 456 pages
...themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head well filled by long reading, and observing with elegant maxims and copious invention. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings like blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 1

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806 - 446 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the acts of ripeft judgment, and the .final work of a head filled by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor ftriplings,...
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Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1809 - 534 pages
...the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, I which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head filled by long...observing, with elegant maxims and copious invention. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings,Jike blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volumes 8-9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810 - 874 pages
...the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and ora« tions, which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head filled, by...reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters, he continues, to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of...
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A Reply to the Calumnies of the Edinburgh Review Against Oxford: Containing ...

Edward Copleston - 1810 - 208 pages
...the empty " wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and " orations, which are the acts of ripeft judgment, ".and the final work of a head filled, by long " reading and obferving, with elegant maxims " and copious inventions. Thefe are not matters, " he continues, to...
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The poems, with critical notes; a life of the author; and an essay on his ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816 - 446 pages
...passage, the resemblance is drawn ; and therefore it cannot be objected, that the one allusion which I have marked, is needless ; because many others equally...allusions are pointed out, and that his original genius will be depreciated by exhibiting the quantity of his acquired materials. It may be asked, however,...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Volume 6

1824 - 604 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of riper judgment, and the final work of a head filled by long...reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or...
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Plans for the Government and Liberal Instruction of Boys, in Large Numbers ...

Matthew Davenport Hill - 1822 - 266 pages
...remark of a whimsical natural history which I have read, though I do not recollect its title; however and the final work of a head filled by long reading...observing, with elegant maxims and copious invention." — " These are not (he continues") matters to be wrung from children, like blood from the nose, or...
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