The Quarterly Journal of Education, Volume 7

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Charles Knight, 1834

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Pagina 129 - How cold and dead does a prayer appear, that is composed in the most elegant and polite forms of speech, which are natural to our tongue, when it is not heightened by that solemnity of phrase, which may be drawn from the sacred writings. It has been said by some of the ancients, that if the gods were to talk with men, they would certainly speak in Plato's style; but I think we may say, with justice, that when mortals converse with their Creator, they cannot do it in so proper a style as in that of...
Pagina 236 - ... lesson in Greek or Latin may and ought to be made a lesson in English ; the translation of every sentence in Demosthenes or Tacitus is properly an exercise in extemporaneous English composition ; a problem, how to express with equal brevity, clearness, and force, in our own language, the thought which the original author has so admirably expressed in his.
Pagina 176 - MA; — and the other two are open to all Undergraduates who shall have resided not less than seven terms at the time when the exercises are to be sent in. The subjects...
Pagina 38 - I fear, it ceases to be an effort, and the coldness, which was at first merely put on, becomes at last a natural temper. I am afraid it cannot be doubted that it is peculiarly the effect of the public schools of England to lower and weaken the connexion between parent and child, to lessen mutual confidence, and to make a son regard his father with more of respect than of love. Certainly, at least, the relation in other countries of Europe is on a different footing : there is more of cordial intimacy,...
Pagina 234 - ... experience, and place us in the same state as if the human race had first come into existence in the year 1500. For it is nothing to say that a few learned individuals might still study classical literature ; the effect produced on the public mind would be no greater than that which has resulted from the labours of our oriental scholars...
Pagina 73 - That the amount of private subscription be received, expended, and accounted for, before any issue of public money for such school be directed. " 4. That no application be complied with unless upon the consideration of such a report either from the National School Society, or the British and Foreign School Society, as shall satisfy this Board that the case is one deserving of attention, and there is a reasonable expectation that the school may be permanently supported.
Pagina 364 - House the expediency of abrogating by legislative enactment every religious test exacted from members of the university before they proceed to degrees whether of Bachelor, Master, or Doctor in Arts, Law, or Physic.
Pagina 14 - Whatever expense Government may incur in the education of the people will be amply repaid by the improvement of the country, for the general diffusion of knowledge is inseparably followed by more orderly habits, by increasing industry, by a taste for the comforts of life, by exertions to acquire them, and by the growing prosperity of the people.
Pagina 142 - Hymn, chaunted in the Great Synagogue, St. James's Place, Aldgate, on the Day of the Funeral of his late most sacred Majesty King George III.
Pagina 236 - The study of Greek and Latin, considered as mere languages, is of importance mainly as it enables us to understand and employ well that language in which we commonly think, and speak, and write. It does this because Greek and Latin are specimens of language at once highly...

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