Treatise on Physical Education: Specially Adapted to Young Ladies

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838 - Physical education and training - 574 pages

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Page 551 - The tender and delicate woman among you which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness...
Page 3 - A SOUND mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world: he that has these two, has little more to wish for ; and he that wants either of them, will be but little the better for any thing else.
Page 337 - But I, that am not shap'd for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass; I, that am rudely stamp'd and want love's majesty, To strut before a wanton ambling nymph; I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up...
Page 508 - Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me. You would play upon me; you would seem to know my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery...
Page 279 - Many a sentence is miserably mangled, and the force of the emphasis totally lost, by divisions being made in the wrong place.
Page 300 - OUR sight is the most perfect and most delightful of all our senses. It fills the mind with the largest variety of ideas, converses with its objects at the greatest distance, and continues the longest in action without being tired or satiated with its proper enjoyments.
Page 257 - Dancing being that which gives graceful motions all the life, and above all things manliness and a becoming confidence to young children...
Page 6 - Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed; For contemplation he and valor formed, For softness she and sweet attractive grace...
Page 475 - Autenrieth ; we desire the young person while standing to throw his arms and shoulders back, and while in this position, to inhale slowly as much air as he can, and repeat this exercise at short intervals several times in succession : when this can be done in the open air, it is most desirable, a double advantage being thus obtained from the practice. Some exercise of this kind should be adopted daily by all young persons, more especially by those whose chests are narrow or deformed, and should be...
Page 111 - The man with whom he had always been,' never did him any harm. Yet one day, shortly before he was taken away — when he had been running his horse too hard, and had made too much noise, the man came and struck him upon his arm with a stick, or with a piece of wood ; this caused the wound which he brought with him to Nuremburg.

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