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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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So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby, as Relates to Her Domestic History ...

Basil Montagu, Hannah Mary Rathbone - 1845 - 396 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment,* and the final work of a head filled by...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, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845 - 572 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, 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, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
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Education and Educational Institutions Considered, with Reference to the ...

James Booth - 1846 - 172 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head filled by long...observing with elegant maxims and copious invention." — MILTON, Tractate of Education. Nor has the condemnation of the established modes of education been...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions ...

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...forcing the empty wit« of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest livered cf him uncut ; and that he came into the world...forward, as men be borne outward ; and (us the lam These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
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The Philosophy of Training: Or, The Principles and Art of a Normal Education ...

A. R. Craig - 1847 - 408 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, 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 to be wrung from poor striplings like blood out of the nose, or the...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: First period, from the earliest times to 1400

Robert Chambers - 1847 - 712 pages
...forcing the emptj wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest urteous, so kind, ob'erfing, with elegant maxims and copious invention. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings,...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1848 - 540 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head filled by long...reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious invenlion. These are not ma ters to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1849 - 708 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest h that facility, that sometimes it was necessary he...stopped, sufflimandus trat, as Augustus said of Haterius. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
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Memoir of Edward Copleston, Bishop of Llandaff: With Selections from His ...

Edward Copleston, William James Copleston - 1851 - 374 pages
...of children to compose themes, verses, and positions. °' n orations, 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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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1852 - 580 pages
...forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, 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, like blood flowing out of the nose, or the...
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