A French Eton: Or, Middle Class Education and the State

Macmillan and Company, 1864 - 122 pàgines

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Pàgina 75 - Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom.
Pàgina 122 - Bound in extra cloth, 4s. 6d. ; morocco plain, 7s. 6d. • morocco extra, 10s. 6d. each volume. The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Selected and arranged, with Notes, by FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE.
Pàgina 122 - Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil. With Notes and Glossarial Index. By W. ALDIS WRIGHT, MA The Pilgrim's Progress from this "World to that which is to come.
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Pàgina 58 - I am sure that, in fact, it is not by the predominance of the family and parental relation in its school-life that Eton is strongest: and it is well that this is so. It seems to me that, for the class frequenting Eton, the grand aim of education should be to give them those good things which their birth and rearing are least likely to give them: to give them (besides mere book-learning) the notion of a sort of republican fellowship, the practice of a plain life in common, the habit of self-help.
Pàgina 43 - ... system which will probably survive the most strenuous efforts for its destruction. In secondary education the impotence of this principle of supply and demand is as signal as in elementary education. The mass of mankind know good butter from bad, and tainted meat from fresh, and the principle of supply and demand may, perhaps, be relied on to give us sound meat and butter. But the mass of mankind do not so well know what distinguishes good teaching and training from bad ; they do not here know...
Pàgina 122 - THE BOOK OF PRAISE. From the best English Hymn Writers. Selected and arranged by LORD SELBORNE. A New and Enlarged Edition. THE FAIRY BOOK ; the Best Popular Fairy Stories. Selected and rendered anew by the Author of
Pàgina 16 - French schoolboy—were running, shouting, and playing, with the animation of their age ; but it is not by its playgrounds and means of recreation that a French lyceum, as compared with the half-dozen great English public schools, shines. The boys are taken out to walk, as the boys at Winchester used to be taken out to hills; but at the end of the French schoolboy's walk there are no hills on which he is turned loose. He learns and practises gymnastics more than our schoolboys do; and...
Pàgina 65 - Guardian, perfectly indicates the right course to take : indeed, one could wish nothing better than to commit the settlement of this matter to men of such prudence, moderation, intelligence, and public character as Sir John Coleridge. The four or five hundred endowed schools, whose collective operations now give so little result, should be turned to better account ; amalgamation should be used, the most useful of these institutions strengthened, the most useless suppressed, the whole body of them...

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