Adelaide and Theodore, Or, Letters on Education: Containing All the Principles Relative to Three Different Plans of Education ; to that of Princes, and to Those of Young Persons of Both Sexes

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T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell), 1796 - Education - 256 pages

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Page 146 - A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly, forward child ; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters...
Page 145 - Women, then, are only children of a larger growth ; they have an entertaining tattle, and sometimes wit; but for solid, reasoning good sense, I never in my life knew one that had it, or who reasoned or acted consequentially for four and twenty hours together.
Page 21 - I rife at fcven o'clock; from that hour till nine, my time is taken up with my toilet, breakfaft, and other family affairs. 'I go then to chapel, and if there is time afterwards, walk till eleven. I then take Adelaide into my apartment, where I make her read to me, and repeat fome little ftories made on pnrpol'e for her to get by heart.
Page 80 - If he had had lefs •nthufiafm, his name might not have been fo celebrated, but would have been more truly great.
Page 147 - I repeat it, my friend; if you aflbciate with thefe women, you are lofl ; they will ruin your health and your fortune: corrupt your manners, and deprive you of that true politenefs, which can only be acquired by keeping good company.
Page 20 - I told you that manner of teaching 'children the living languages, was universally eftablifhed all over Europe, except in France, nothing could flop the unmerciful career of your wit. It is very true I ought not to reproach you with it, as you have certainly made...
Page 20 - Bridget, with whom you are already acquainted, and on whole account you, and many other«, ridiculed my idea of fending to England for a perfon to teach Adelaide the language of that country, when fhe was only fix months old. I have not forgot your raillery upon that fubjeft, and the ftupidity you attributed to my plan of giving a governefs toa b.ibyin Twaddling clothes.
Page 147 - I know very, well, that among polite people, one fometimes meets with a Lady, who undertakes to form the minds of young men ; but I do not believe they ever expreiled themfelves in fuch a manner.
Page 22 - At nine the children go to bed, and we ftny and converfe about them for an hour longer. I then go to my chamber, and read for another hour, when I retire to my bed, perfectly fatisfied with the manner in which I have been employed, and can fay to myfelf, here is a day gone, but it is not loft. I go to deep thinking of my children.
Page 146 - Chefterfield, agree that there is much good fenfe in his letters. But I think in general he fets too much value on what he calls the grace, and Bon ton.

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