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" Robert and his younger brother Gilbert had been grounded a little in English, before they were put under my care. They both made a rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing. In reading, dividing words into syllables by rule, spelling... "
The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion - Page 212
1801
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The Works of Robert Burns. With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His ...

Robert Burns - 1850 - 456 pages
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age ; hia preceptor about eighteen. Robert, and his younger brother, Gilbert, had been...the class, even when ranged with boys by far their senior?. The books most commonly used in the school were the Spelling Book, the JVew Testament, the...
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The life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1856
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age ; his preceptor, about eighteen. Robert, and his younger brother, Gilbert, had been...by far their seniors. The books most commonly used in the school were the Spelling-Book, the New Testament, the Bible, Mason's Collection of Prose and...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1868 - 299 pages
...Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age: his preceptor about eighteen. Robert and Ills younger brother Gilbert had been grounded a little...sentences, &c. Robert and Gilbert were generally at rhe upper end of the class, even when ranged with boys by far their seniors. The books most commonly...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns,: Arranged in the ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1871
...ROEERT BURNS, was between six and seven years of age, his preceptor about eighteen. Robert and his brother, Gilbert, had been grounded a little in English...progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing, and were generally at the head of the class, when ranged with boys far their seniors. Robert's countenance...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1876
...EGBEET BUENs, was between six and seven years of age, his preceptor about eighteen. Robert and his brother, Gilbert, had been grounded a little in English...progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing, and were generally at the head of the class, when ranged with boys far their seniors. Robert's countenance...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Stuart Blackie - 1888 - 183 pages
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age ; his preceptor about eighteen. Robert, and his younger brother Gilbert, had been...by far their seniors. The books most commonly used in the school were, the Spelling Book, the New Testament, the Bible, Mason's Collection of Prose and...
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The Life and Works of Robert Burns, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1896
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age ; his preceptor, about eighteen. Robert and his younger brother, Gilbert, had been...upper end of the class, even when ranged with boys far their seniors. The books most commonly nsed in the school were the Spelliny-Book, the New Testament,...
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Essay on Burns: With the Cotter's Saturday Night and Other Poems from Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1900 - 186 pages
...between six and seven years of age; his preceptor about eighteen," wrote Mr. Miirdock some years later. " Robert, and his younger brother Gilbert, had been...before they were put under my care. They both made rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing. In reading, dividing words into syllables...
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Carlyle's Essay on Burns: With The Cotter's Saturday Night and Other Poems ...

Thomas Carlyle - 1906 - 186 pages
...Reminiscences, edited by Norton, i., p. 5. tor about eighteen," wrote Mr. Murdock some years later. " Robert, and his younger brother Gilbert, had been...before they were put under my care. They both made rapid progress in reading, and a tolerable progress in writing. In reading, dividing words into syllables...
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1785-1824

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...My pupil, Robert Burns, was then between six and seven years of age; his preceptor about eighteen. SCOTT, SIR WALTER, 1808, Marmion, Canto I., Introduction....he in no manner required, what is called, company phrasing sentences, &c., Robert and Gilbert were generally at the upper end of the class, even when...
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