The Schoolmaster in Literature: Containing Selections from the Writings of Ascham, Molière, Fuller, Rousseau, Shenstone, Cowper, Goethe, Pestalozzi, Page, Mitford, Bronté, Hughes, Dickens, Thackeray, Irving, George Eliot, Eggleston, Thompson, and Others; with an Introduction by Edward Eggleston

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Hubert Marshall Skinner
American book Company, 1892 - Teachers in literature - 608 pages
 

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Page 496 - Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic. Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world.
Page 66 - In every village mark'd with little spire, Embower'd in trees, and hardly known to fame, There dwells, in lowly shed and mean attire, A matron old, whom we Schoolmistress name : Who boasts unruly brats with birch to tame...
Page 496 - IN the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail, and implored the protection of St.
Page 124 - O thou, 1 whom, borne on Fancy's eager wing Back to the season of life's happy spring, I pleased remember, and, while memory yet Holds fast her office here, can ne'er forget ; Ingenious dreamer, in whose well-told tale Sweet fiction and sweet truth alike prevail...
Page 67 - Twas her own country bred the flock so fair ; 'Twas her own labour did the fleece prepare ; And, sooth to say, her pupils ranged around. Through pious awe did term it passing rare, For they in gaping wonderment abound, And think, no doubt, she been the greatest wight on ground.
Page 124 - Would you your son should be a sot or dunce, Lascivious, headstrong, or all these at once ; That in good time the stripling's finish'd taste For loose expense and fashionable waste Should prove your ruin, and his own at last ; Train him in public with a mob of boys, Childish in mischief only and in noise, Else of a mannish growth, and five in ten In infidelity and lewdness men.
Page 296 - But it's more than a game. It's an institution," said Tom. " Yes," said Arthur, " the birthright of British boys, old and young, as habeas corpus and trial by jury are of British men." " The discipline and reliance on one another which it teaches is so valuable I think," went on the master, " it ought to be such an unselfish game.
Page 67 - And at the door imprisoning board is seen, Lest weakly wights of smaller size should stray, Eager, perdie, to bask in sunny day! The noises intermixed, which thence resound, Do Learning's little tenement betray; Where sits the dame disguised in look profound, And eyes her fairy throng, and turns her wheel around.
Page 70 - T will whisper in her ear, and all the scene unfold. Lo now with state she utters the command ! Eftsoons the urchins to their tasks repair ; Their books of stature small they take in hand, Which with pellucid horn secured are, To save from finger wet the letters fair: The work so gay that on their back is seen, St.
Page 353 - Blimber's establishment was a great hothouse, in which there was a forcing apparatus incessantly at work.

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