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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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English Pedagogy: Education, the School, and the Teacher, in English Literature

Henry Barnard - 1876 - 514 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 invention.7 These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or...
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The Friendship of Books

Frederick Denison Maurice - 1880 - 436 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," he says, "to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or...
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Education, Volume 67

1947 - 702 pages
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - 1880 - 842 pages
...theme?, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a he:id filled by long reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious invention. odious to be read, yet not to be avoided without a well-continued and judicious conversing among pure...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 1

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882 - 538 pages
...foreing 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 wrnug from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking...
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The Works of P. Virgilius Maro: Including the Æneid, Bucolics and Georgics ...

Virgil, V. R. Osborn, Levi Hart - 1882 - 536 pages
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Milton Considered as a Political Writer

Heinrich Schmidt - 1882 - 78 pages
...wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations' which require the 'ripest judgment and are 'the final work of a head filled by long reading and...observing, with elegant maxims and copious invention'. He sees in it the attempt to pluck untimely fruit and deduces ') M's Pr. W. p. 99 b. - "-) ibid. p....
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The Works of P. Virgilius Maro: With the Original Text Reduced to the ...

Virgil, Levi Hart, V. R. Osborn - 1882 - 546 pages
...empty wits of children to compooe "hemes, verses, and orations, which are the acts of ripest judgement, and the final work of a head filled, by long reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copioiu invention. These are not matters to be wrung from poor rtriplings, like blood out of the nose,...
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American Journal of Education and College Review, Volume 32

1882 - 1112 pages
...children to cnmposc themes, verses, and onitions, wTiich arc acts of ripest judgment, and the final wurk of a head filled by long reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious inventions.' 3 Diguitas is one of the synonyms for axiom. This use of the word goes back as tur as...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 1

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1886 - 550 pages
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