Literary Remains of Henry Fynes Clinton: ... Consisting of an Autobiography and Literary Journal and Brief Essays on Theological Subjects

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854 - 387 pages
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Page 92 - Idleness is a disease which must be combated; but I would not advise a rigid adherence to a particular plan of study. I myself have never persisted in any plan for two days together. A man ought to read just as inclination leads him ; for what he reads as a task will do him little good. A young man should read five hours in a day, and so may acquire a great deal of knowledge.
Page 173 - WESLEY, who has stated the case with equal force and truth, the sum of all is this : " one in twenty (suppose) of mankind are elected ; nineteen in twenty are reprobated ! The elect shall be saved, do what they will : the reprobate shall be damned, do what they can...
Page 291 - Fasti Romani. The Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the Death of Augustus to the Death of Heraclius.
Page 230 - ... author. What this instruction amounted to, Mr. Fynes Clinton has recorded; writing in 1823 he says: 'when I first went to Oxford (in 1799) Greek learning was perhaps at the lowest point of degradation; during the seven years of my residence there, four of them as an undergraduate, I never received a syllable of instruction concerning Greek accents, or Greek metres, or the idiom of Greek sentences ; in short, no information on any one point of grammar, or syntax, or metre...
Page 24 - Halic. Critica Opera, because these were works which, though I often inspected, I did not accurately study.) By the careful and repeated study of these few works, I had acquired, if not (in the language of Gibbon) ' a deep and indelible knowledge of the first of languages] yet at least such a facility in it as to be able to read any writer that presented himself, without much help from a lexicon : a degree of proficiency which seems necessary in any language before it can be resorted to from choice,...
Page 230 - Greek language appears certainly to be better studied now at Oxford than it was twenty years ago. When I first went thither, Greek learning was perhaps at the lowest point of degradation. During the seven years of my residence there (four of them as an Undergraduate) I never received a single syllable of instruction concerning Greek accents, or Greek metres, or the idiom of Greek sentences ; in short, no information upon any one point of Grammar, or Syntax, or Metre. These subjects were never named...
Page 120 - Nine-tenths of this work of Eusebius consists of extracts from various authors, and that portion which is the composition of Eusebius himself is of very little value. His style is feeble, diffuse, and obscure. He is a very bad reasoner. He is not always constant to his own purpose : having stated a proposition, he sometimes forgets to prove it, and deviates into another track of argument. He devotes three books to prove that the Old Testament was attested by profane writers. To make out this proposition,...
Page 172 - That question might easily have been answered. The doctrine implies that an Almighty and All-wise Creator has called into existence the greater part of the human race to the end that after a short, sinful, and miserable life, they should pass into an eternity of inconceivable torments, it being the pleasure of their Creator that they should not be able to obey his commands, and yet incur the penalty of everlasting damnation for disobedience.
Page 363 - (says he) " adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium, ac solatium prsebent, delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.

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