There is a big change coming here in America and in learning
is the only hope of the coming genera- tions.
The poet today, notwithstanding all the discoveries of science, and the accumulated learning
of mankind, enjoys no advantage over Homer.
They do not leave them exposed to the weather when they find them, but carry them three thousand miles and enshrine them in their temples of learning
, and worship them.
He accepts, and the pleasant talk and the beer flow for an hour or two, and by and by the professor, properly charged and comfortable, gives a cordial good night, while the students stand bowing and uncovered; and then he moves on his happy way homeward with all his vast cargo of learning
afloat in his hold.
After I had learned this, she assisted me in learning
to spell words of three or four letters.
The cause of this again is, that to learn gives the liveliest pleasure, not only to philosophers but to men in general; whose capacity, however, of learning
is more limited.
But it is evident, that to live a life of rest there are some things which a man must learn and be instructed in; and that the object of this learning
and this instruction centres in their acquisition: but the learning
and instruction which is given for labour has for its object other things; for which reason the ancients made music a part of education; not as a thing necessary, for it is not of that nature, nor as a thing useful, as reading, in the common course of life, or for managing of a family, or for learning
anything as useful in public life.
At the age of eighteen, he had made his way through the four faculties; it seemed to the young man that life had but one sole object: learning
Squatting upon his haunches on the table top in the cabin his father had built--his smooth, brown, naked little body bent over the book which rested in his strong slender hands, and his great shock of long, black hair falling about his well- shaped head and bright, intelligent eyes--Tarzan of the apes, little primitive man, presented a picture filled, at once, with pathos and with promise--an allegorical figure of the primordial groping through the black night of ignorance toward the light of learning
He had never thought of such things before; and he promptly set to work writing the article over, referring continually to the pages of the rhetoric and learning
more in a day about composition than the average schoolboy in a year.
It was no easy thing to be a minstrel, and a man often spent ten or twelve years in learning
to be one.
But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning
revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.