The Manchester Grammar School, 1515-1915: A Regional Study of the Advancement of Learning in Manchester Since the Reformation

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1919 - 563 pages

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Page 285 - So it is in contemplation; if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Page 18 - Yet I doubt not through the ages one increasing purpose runs, And the thoughts of men are widened with the process of the suns.
Page 263 - I shall confine myself, however, to education in the narrower sense ; the culture which each generation purposely gives to those who are to be its successors, in order to qualify them for at least keeping up, and if possible for raising, the level of improvement which has been attained.
Page 382 - First therefore, amongst so many great foundations of colleges in Europe, I find it strange that they are all dedicated to professions, and none left free to arts and sciences at large. For if men judge that learning should be referred to action, they judge well; but in this they fall into the error described in the ancient fable; in which the other parts of the body did suppose the stomach had been idle, because it neither performed...
Page 249 - This Society," it is stated, "has been formed > for the purpose of enabling mechanics and artizans, of whatever trade they may be, to become acquainted with such branches of science as are of practical application in the exercise of that trade, that they may possess a more thorough knowledge of their business, acquire a greater degree of skill in the practice of it, and be qualified to make improvements and even new inventions in the arts which they respectively profess.
Page 60 - They declared against superstition on the one hand and enthusiasm on the other. They loved the constitution of the Church, and the Liturgy, and could well live under them ; but they did not think it unlawful to live under another form.
Page 146 - Bone and Skin, two millers thin, Would starve the town, or near it; But be it known to Skin and Bone, That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.
Page 56 - ... and preaching ministers throughout the kingdom, which will be a great encouragement to scholars, and a certain means whereby the want, meanness and ignorance, to which a great part of the clergy is now subject, will be prevented.
Page 221 - ... all which was echoed by the whole room in the most cordial manner. You must allow this was very handsome. The concourse of people to see us was immense ; and I never saw more apparent unanimity than seemed to be in our favour...
Page 39 - ... both of them inconvenient, and one of them dangerous. For by means thereof they find want in the country and towns, both of servants for husbandry, and apprentices for trade ; and on the other side there being more scholars bred than the state can prefer and employ, and the active part of that life not bearing a proportion to the preparative, it must needs fall out that many persons will be bred unfit for other vocations, and unprofitable for that in which they are brought up ; which fills the...

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