Works: Comprising His Essays, Letters, and Journey Through Germany and Italy; with Notes, Notices, Etc

J.W. Moore, 1849 - 686 sider

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Side 254 - Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Side vi - I do willingly yield, which is no small matter for a Man to do to a more prosperous' Lover; and if you will repay this piece of Justice with another, pray believe, that he who can Translate such an Author without doing him wrong, must not only make me Glad but Proud of being his Very humble Servant, Hallifax.
Side 313 - ... glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will to men.
Side 24 - The great merit of Montaigne then was, that he may be said to have been the first who had the courage to say as an author what he felt as a man. And as courage is generally the effect of conscious strength, he was probably led to do so by the richness, truth, and force of his own observations on books and men. He was, in the truest sense, a man of original mind, that is, he had the power of looking at things for himself, or as they really were, instead of blindly trusting to, and fondly repeating...
Side 243 - And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster's (whale's) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps.
Side 66 - For, in truth, custom is a violent and treacherous schoolmistress. She, by little and little, slily and unperceived, slips in the foot of her authority, but having by this gentle and humble beginning, with the benefit of time, fixed and established it, she then unmasks a furious and tyrannic countenance, against which we have no more the courage or the power so much as to lift up our eyes.
Side 96 - They are made debauched by being punished before they are so. Do but come in when they are about their lesson and you shall hear nothing but the outcries of boys under execution, with the thundering noise of their pedagogues drunk with fury. A very pretty way this, to tempt these tender and timorous souls to love their book, with a furious countenance and a rod in hand!
Side 87 - The authority of those who teach is very often an impediment to those who desire to learn." The tutor should make his pupil, like a young horse, trot before him, that he may judge of his going, and how much he is to abate of his own speed to accommodate himself to the vigour and capacity of the other. For want...
Side 86 - But, in truth, all I understand, as to this particular, is only this, that the greatest and most important difficulty of human science is the nurture and education of children.
Side 80 - And, like birds who fly abroad to forage for grain, and bring it home in their beak, without tasting it themselves, to feed their young ; so our pedants go picking knowledge here and there out of several authors, and hold it at the tongue's end, only to distribute it amongst their pupils.

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