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" And that which casts our proficiency therein so much behind, is our time lost partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities ; partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and... "
The first book of Virgil's Aeneid - Seite x
von Virgil - 1827 - 81 Seiten
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Band 2

George Colman - 1787
...obje¿ts to themes and verfes as fchool exercifes, “forcing the empty wits “of children to a¿ts of ripeSt judgment, and the • “final work of a head filled, by long reading and “obfcrving, with elegant maxims, and copious in. vcntion.” But Surely fuch objc¿S1ions deny to...
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Band 2

George Colman - 1787
...objects to themes and verfes as fchool exercifes, " forcing the empty wits " of children to a&s of ripeft judgment, and the *' final work of a head filled, by long reading and " obferving, with elegant maxims, and copious in" vention." But furely fuch obje&ions deny to the improvement...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Band 12

English poets - 1790
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the afts of ripeft judgment, and the final work of a head filled, by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims, and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor...
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The Parents' Friend; Or Extracts from the Principal Works on ..., Band 2

1803
...is our time lost, partly in too oft idle vacancies given both to schools and universities, partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of...acts of ripest judgment, and the final work of a head well filled by long reading, and observing with elegant maxims and copious invention. These are not...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Band 1

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the acts of ripeft judgment, and the final work of a head filled by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor ftriplings,...
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Band 1

John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
...forcing the empty wits of children to compofe themes, verfes, and orations, which are the acts of ripeft judgment, and the .final work of a head filled by long reading and obferving, with elegant maxims and copious invention. Thefe are not matters to be wrung from poor ftriplings,...
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Cobbett's Political Register, Band 11

William Cobbett - 1807
...our time lost ; partly in loo oft idle vacancies, given both to schools and universities ; partly in a preposterous exaction, forcing the empty wits of...compose themes, verses, and orations, which are the nets of ripest judgment, and Ihe final work of a head filled, by long reading and observation, with...
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Prose Works ...: Containing His Principal Political and Ecclesiastical ...

John Milton - 1809
...preposterous exaction, forcing theempty wits of children to compose themes, verses, and orations, I which are the acts of ripest judgment, and the final...maxims and copious invention. These are not matters to be wrung from poor striplings,Jike blood out of the nose, or the plucking of untimely fruit: besides...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Band 9

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1810
...writers on this point of school compositions. Milton rejects ihe practice altogether, and calls it "forcing the empty wits of children to compose themes,...reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters, he continues, to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Band 9

1810
...school compositions. Milton rejects ihe practice altogether, and calls it <• forcing the empty wils of children to compose themes, verses, and orations,...reading and observing, with elegant maxims and copious inventions. These are not matters, he continues, to be wrung from poor striplings, like blood out of...
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