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" There is a manliness in the athletic exercises of public schools, which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life, whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket ; or row a boat with... "
The Classical Journal - Page 187
1813
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 16

1810
...which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life, whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket ; or row a boat with the skill und precision, of a waterman? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter to wrestle...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of the Foreign Magazines, Volume 5

Enos Bronson - 1811
...which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life, whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket; or row a boat •with the skill and precision of a waterman ? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter to wrestle...
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Select Reviews, Volume 5

1812
...which is as seductive to the imagination as ii is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life, whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket; or row a boat with the skill and precision of a waterman ? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter to wrestle...
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Public Education: Consisting of Three Tracts, Reprinted from the Edinburgh ...

William Vincent - 1817 - 224 pages
...have you passed through any school of rational education ; are you now, perhaps, in the first foi rn in one of our celebrated places of instruction ; have...obtruding himself " in the haunts of bearded men," deserve t — However, let us go on with this objection. " Of what importance," it is asked, " is it in after-life,...
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The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith, Volume 1

Sydney Smith - 1839
...which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life, whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket ; or row a boat with the skill and precision of a waterman ? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter to wrestle...
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The Modern British Essayists: Smith, Sydney. Works

1852
...which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life whether a boy can play well or ill nt cricket ; or row a boat with the skill and precision of a waterman? If our young lords and esquires...
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The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1870 - 480 pages
...which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itwlf. Of wbat importance is it in after life whether a boy can play well or ill at cricktt ; or row a. boat with the skill and precision of a v/aterman ? If our young lords and esquires...
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Athletics and Manly Sport

John Boyle O'Reilly - 1890 - 462 pages
..."which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant, in itself. Of what importance is it in after life whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket, or row a boat with the skill and precision of a waterman? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter to wrestle...
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Athletics and Manly Sport

John Boyle O'Reilly - 1890 - 462 pages
..."which is as seductive to the imagination as it is utterly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket, or row a l>oat with the skill and precision of a waterman? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter...
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The Whig World: 1760-1837

Leslie George Mitchell - 2005 - 211 pages
...which is as seductive to the imagination as it is wholly unimportant in itself. Of what importance is it in after life whether a boy can play well or ill at cricket; or row a boat with the skill and precision of a waterman? If our young lords and esquires were hereafter to wrestle...
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