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" In this life, we want nothing but facts, sir; nothing but facts." The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present all backed a 111 tic, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order,... "
Hard Times: For These Times - Pàgina 6
per Charles Dickens - 1854 - 352 pàgines
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American College and Public School Directory, Volum 5

1883
...fit only for women, and children; men who are forever crying, in the language of Dickens' Gradgrind, "In this life we want nothing but facts, sir, nothing but facts;" men whose imaginations, the wings of the soul, have become soheavy with the mud of the material things...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volums 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was — all borne aloft into the azure of Eternity. Love not Pleasure; love God.' lint Fact-: " The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the Ihird grown person prc-cnt, all backed a little,...
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History of English Literature: By H.A. Taine, Translated by H. Van ..., Volum 1

Hippolyte Taine - 1885
...throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, *i 't was — all helped the emphasis. 1 " In this life we want nothing but Facts, sir ; nothing but Facts I " * The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and...
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"The Young Idea": Or, Common School Culture

Caroline Bigelow Le Row - 1888 - 214 pàgines
...consequence unless it can be proved to be "practical," believing as they do with Mr. Gradgrind that " in this life we want nothing but facts, sir; nothing but facts." Proper drill in phonetics, or the physiology of rowels and consonants, is practical because it combines...
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Histoire de la littérature anglaise, Volum 5

Hippolyte Taine - 1890
...by thé throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a slubborn fact, at is was, — ail helped thé emphasis. " In this life, we want nothing but Facts, Sir; nothing but Facts! " The speaker, and thé schoolmaster, and thé third grown person présent, ail backed a little, and swept wilh Iheir...
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Hazen's Fourth Reader

Marshman William Hazen - 1895 - 420 pàgines
...my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir. In this life we want nothing but Facts, sir ! nothing but Facts." 2. The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present all backed a little and swept...
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Hazen's Primer and First-[fifth] Reader, Llibre 4

Marshman William Hazen - 1895
...my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir. In this life we want nothing but Facts, sir ! nothing but Facts." 2. The speaker, and the schoolmaster, and the third grown person present all backed a little and swept...
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Dictionary of Quotations: (English)

Philip Hugh Dalbiac - 1897 - 510 pàgines
..." (Egad, we're) in the wrong box." CAREY. Chrononhotonthologos (Rigdumfunidos), Act I., Sc. III. " In this life we want nothing but facts, Sir ; nothing but facts." C. DICKENS. Hard Times (Gradgrind), Ck. I. " In time we hate that which we often fear." SHAKESPEARE....
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Mind, Volum 6

1900
...the public school is today far enough from Pestalozzi's ideal. The Gradgrind theory of education — "In this life we want nothing but facts, sir; nothing but facts" — is all-triumphant. "Unorganized facts," Herbert Spencer calls them, or facts from which no generalizations...
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Ten Girls from Dickens

Kate Dickinson Sweetser - 1902 - 236 pàgines
...trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, — all helped the emphasis. "In this life, we want nothing...but Facts, sir! Nothing but Facts ! " The speaker, Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, and the schoolmaster, Mr. M'Choakumchild, and the third grown person present,...
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