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Side 466 - Stern, rugged Nurse! thy rigid lore With patience many a year she bore; What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learn'd to melt at others
Side 467 - Immers'd in rapt'rous thought profound, And Melancholy, silent maid With leaden eye, that loves the ground. Still on thy solemn steps attend : Warm Charity, the general friend, With Justice to herself severe, And Pity, dropping soft the sadly-pleasing tear. Oh, gently on thy suppliant's head, Dread goddess, lay thy chast'ning hand ! Not in thy Gorgon terrors clad, Nor circled with the vengeful band (As by the impious thou art seen) With thund'ring voice, and threat'ning mien, With screaming Horror's...
Side 173 - Is one grain a heap ? No. Two grains ? No. Three grains ? No. Go on, adding one by one ; and, if one grain be not a heap, it will be impossible to say, what number of grains make a heap." 4. The Horned. " You have what you have not lost ; you have not lost horns ; therefore you have horns.
Side 465 - Whose iron scourge and tort'ring hour The bad affright, afflict the best ! Bound in thy adamantine chain, The proud are taught to taste of pain, And purple tyrants vainly groan With pangs unfelt before, unpitied and alone.
Side 137 - ... out of the kennel, and away they went into the field. After the fatigues of hunting, he refreshed himself by rubbing down two or three horses as quickly as he could ; then running into the house to lay the cloth, and wait at dinner -, then hurrying again into the stable to feed the horses — diversified with an interlude of the cows again to milk, the dogs to feed, and eight hunters to litter down for the night.
Side 146 - For as knowledges are now delivered, there is a kind of contract of error between the deliverer and the receiver. For he that delivereth knowledge desireth to deliver it in such form as may be best believed, and not as may be best examined; and he that receiveth knowledge desireth rather present satisfaction than expectant inquiry; and so rather not to doubt, than not to err: glory making the author not to lay open his weakness, and sloth making the disciple not to know his...
Side 49 - As, it is usually managed, it is a dreadful task indeed to learn, and if possible a more dreadful task to teach to read: with the help of counters, and coaxing, and gingerbread, or by dint of reiterated pain and terror, the names of the...
Side 305 - The grand instructions to the commissioners appointed to frame a new code of laws for the Russian empire...
Side 58 - ... till at length, out of all patience with the stupid docility of his pupil, the tutor perceives the absolute necessity of making him get by heart with all convenient speed every word in the language. The formidable columns rise in dread succession. Months and years are devoted to the undertaking f but after going through a whole spellingbook, perhaps a whole dictionary, till we come triumphantly to spell Zeugma, we have forgotten how to spell Abbot, and we must begin again with Abasement.
Side 265 - Oppression and terror necessarily produce meanness and deceit in all climates, and in all ages ; and wherever fear is the governing motive in education, we must expect to find in children a propensity to dissimulation, if not confirmed habits of falsehood.

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