Classical Scholarship and Classical Learning: Considered with Especial Reference to Competitive Tests and University Teaching: a Practical Essay on Liberal Education

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Deighton, Bell and Company, 1856 - Classical education - 259 pages

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Page 36 - Western nations at the close of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Page 83 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 170 - The church hath power to decree rites or ceremonies, and authority in controversies of faith : and yet it is not lawful for the church to ordain anything that is contrary to God's word written ; neither may it so expound one place of Scripture that it be repugnant to another.
Page 75 - We believe that men who have been engaged, up to one or two and twenty, in studies which have no immediate connection with the business of any profession, and of which the effect is merely to open, to invigorate, and to enrich the mind, will generally be found, in the business of every profession, superior to men who have, at eighteen or nineteen, devoted themselves to the special studies of their calling.
Page 201 - First, we do amiss to spend seven or eight years merely in scraping together so much miserable Latin and Greek as might be learned otherwise easily and delightfully in one year.
Page 11 - They comprised a little English, and a deal of Latin — names of things, declensions of articles and substantives, exercises thereon, and preliminary rules — a trifle of orthography, a glance at ancient history, a wink or two at modern ditto, a few tables, two or three weights and measures, and a little general information.
Page 174 - Are you persuaded that the Holy Scriptures contain sufficiently all doctrine required of necessity for .eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ ? And are you determined out of the said Scriptures to instruct the people committed to your charge, and to teach nothing as required of necessity to eternal salvation, but that which you shall be persuaded may be concluded and proved by the Scripture ? Ans.
Page 175 - Will you be diligent in prayers, and in reading of the holy Scriptures, and in such studies as help to the knowledge of the same, laying aside the study of the world and the flesh?
Page 63 - It cannot in this way mark the heed "which should be specially and chiefly given to peculiar passages or words. It has no variety of manner and intonation, to show by their changes how the words are to be accepted, or what comparative importance is to be attached to them. It has no natural music to take the ear, like the human voice...
Page 101 - The former have to do only with the intuitions of space and time, and are, therefore, even in their foundation, limited to a special department of our being; whereas the latter, occupied with the primary notions of our intellectual life in general, is co-extensive with its universal empire. On this account, the grammatical exercise of mind must, if beneficially applied precede the mathematical.

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