Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education, Volume 2

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Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1818 - Education

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Page 248 - So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken ? for ye shall speak into the air.
Page 11 - Yet empty of all good, wherein consists Woman's domestic honour and chief praise; Bred only and completed to the taste Of lustful appetence, to sing, to dance, To dress, and troll the tongue, and roll the eye...
Page vii - ... curiosity, and to direct it to proper objects ; to exercise their ingenuity and invention ; to cultivate in their minds a turn for speculation, and at the same time preserve their attention alive to the objects around them ; to awaken their sensibilities to the beauties of nature, and to inspire them with a relish "for intellectual enjoyment ; — these form but a part of the business of education...
Page 344 - ... if there were nothing valuable in them for the uses of human life, yet the very speculative parts of this sort of learning are well worth our study ; for by perpetual examples they teach us to conceive with clearness, to connect our ideas...
Page vii - To instruct youth in the languages and in the sciences, is comparatively of little importance, if we are inattentive to the habits they acquire ; and are not careful in giving, to all their different faculties, and all their different principles of action, a proper degree of employment.
Page 224 - Unargued I obey : so God ordains; God is thy law, thou mine: to know no more Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise.
Page 135 - So I went to the party suspected, and I found her full of grief; (Now you must know, of all things in the world, I hate a thief). However, I was resolv'd to bring the discourse slily about, Mrs Dukes...
Page 341 - Except some professed scholars, I have often observed that women in general read much more than men; but, for want of a plan, a method, a fixed object, their reading is of little benefit to themselves or others.
Page vii - Abstracting entirely from the culture of their moral powers, how extensive and difficult is the business of conducting their intellectual improvement! To watch over the associations which they form in their tender years; to give them early habits of mental activity; to rouse their curiosity, and to direct it to proper objects; to exercise their ingenuity and invention; to cultivate in their minds a turn for speculation, and at the same time preserve their attention alive to the objects around them;...
Page 276 - Taste, is, in general, considered as that Faculty of the Human mind, by which we perceive and enjoy whatever is Beautiful or Sublime in the works of Nature or Art.

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