Manuals of the science and art of teaching. Advanced ser

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Page 47 - But true expression, like th' unchanging sun, Clears and improves whate'er it shines upon, It gilds all objects, but it alters none. Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent, as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words...
Page 6 - ... that only after many of these single truths have been acquired, does the generalization ease the memory and help the reason — and that to a mind not possessing these single truths it is necessarily a mystery. Thus confounding two kinds of simplification, teachers have constantly erred by setting out with
Page 5 - ... that a generalization is simple only in comparison with the whole mass of particular truths it comprehends — that it is more complex than any one of these truths taken singly — that only after many of these single truths have been acquired does the generalization...
Page 44 - Muse was truly his ; not only as he poured her creative inspiration into his mind, but as the daughter of Memory coming with fragments of ancient melodies, the voice of Euripides, and Homer, and Tasso; sounds that he had loved in youth, and treasured up for the solace of his age. They who, though not enduring the...
Page 46 - And here the poor Lad, who wants Knowledge of those Things he is to speak of, which is to be had only from Time and Observation, must set his Invention on the Rack, to say 20 something where he knows nothing; which is a sort of Egyptian Tyranny, to bid them make Bricks who have not yet any of the Materials.
Page 5 - Grammar and Syntax are a collection of laws and rules. Rules are gathered from practice; they are the results of induction to which we come by long observation and comparison of facts. It is, in fine, the science, the philosophy of language. In following the process of nature, neither individuals nor nations ever arrive at the science first. A language is spoken, and poetry written, many years before either a grammar or prosody is even thought of.
Page 28 - Nouns ending in y, preceded by a vowel, form their plural by adding: s; as money, moneys; but if y is preceded by a consonant, it is changed to ies in the plural; as bounty, bounties. Compound words whose primitives end in y, change the y into i ; as beauty, beautiful.
Page 45 - Milton, have known what it is, when afar from books, in solitude or in travelling, or in the intervals of worldly care, to feed on poetical recollections, to murmur over the beautiful lines whose cadence has long delighted their ear, to recall the sentiments and images which retain by association the charm that early years once gave them — they will feel the inestimable value of committing to the memory, in the prime of its power, what it will easily receive and indelibly retain. I know not, indeed,...
Page 8 - However, who does not or ought not to improve in the latter way by travelling? Certainly, neither John nor Jonathan is here excepted. Gothe says, " He who is ignorant of foreign languages is ignorant of his own.
Page 41 - THREE SERIES OF INDEPENDENT MANUALS. The FIRST SERIES, which relates to the SCIENCE of Teaching, consists of— 1. THE CULTIVATION OF THE SENSES. Price &/.

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