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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... "
The Philosophy of Training: Or, The Principles and Art of a Normal Education ... - Page 351
by A. R. Craig - 1847 - 377 pages
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - Biography & Autobiography - 1787
...to themts and verfet as fchool exercifes, " forcing the empty wits " of children to acls of ripeft judgment, and the " final work of a head filled, by long reading and " obferving, with elegant maxims, and copious in«« vention." But furely fuch objections deny to the...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the afts of ripeft judgment, and the final work of a head filled, by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims, and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor...
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The Parents' Friend; Or Extracts from the Principal Works on ..., Volume 2

Education - 1803
...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...acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head well filled by long reading, and observing with elegant maxims and copious invention. These are not...
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The prose works of John Milton; with a life of the author, by C. Symmons

John [prose] Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the acts of ripeft judgment, and the .final work of a head filled by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor ftriplings,...
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Cobbett's Weekly Political Register, Volume 11

Cobbett, William, 1763-1835, William Cobbett - History, Modern - 1807
...exaction, ""7fbfcing ine empty wits of diildren to "Wmipose thumts, verses, and orations, "" Hvhich are the acts- of ripest judgment, and " the final work of a head filled,' by long " Wading • and observation, with elegant " rhaxims and copious invention. These " are not iimttcrs...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: Ecclesiastical law. Matrimonial law. Of ...

John Milton, George Burnett - 1809
...is our time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities: partlyina preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, I which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head filled by long reading and observing,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810
...writers on this point of school compositions. Milton rejects ihe practice altogether, and calls it "forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes,...maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters, be continues, to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking of untimely...
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The Monthly anthology, and Boston review

1810
...altogether, and calls it "forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and ora« tions, which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final...maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters, he continues, to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of the nose, or the plucking of untimely...
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The Classical Journal, Volume 6

Classical philology - 1812
...writers on this point of school compositions. Milton rejects the practice altogether, and calls it " forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes,....acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head tilled, by long reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters,"...
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A Reply to the Calumnies of the Edinburgh Review Against Oxford: Containing ...

Edward Copleston - Edinburgh review - 1810 - 187 pages
...the empty " wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and " orations, which are the acts of ripeft judgment, ".and the final work of a head filled, by long " reading and obferving, with elegant maxims " and copious inventions. Thefe are not matters, " he continues, to...
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