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nonpareil and golden pippins are delicious. IDEA is a consciousness or recognition founds are to the deaf, as if they did not Not a ball room but rings when a widow of the motion excited in the brain by a exift; because they are incapable of receiv. enters; the buz runs, have you seen the particular object, and imparted to the ing any ideas from them. widow, that's the widow, why don't you mind, in a manner which we cannot ac In contemplating the objects and cirattack the widow, she is a charming widow, count for.
cumstances of perception, we are to conhere's a bumper to the widow.".
Some have imagined, that the picture lider them in a certain order. It is a fact, though a melancholy one, to of an object painted on the retina is also ist, The external object, with its gethe rising beauties of this happy ifle, that painted on the brain, and is thus per- nuine attributes : e. g. a tree. fimiling fifteen are kept unnoticed for the ceived by the mind; but it is now more adly, Their impressions on the organs widow of fifty.
generally believed, that all external im- of sense; the picture of a tree, painted on The world are ill-natured enough to say, preslions made on the nerves of the organs the retina, at the bottom of the eye.. there is no old woman in this falhionable of sense, excite perception in the mind, 3dly, 'The corporeal effect of those im. age. And how, my good Mr. Printer, by merely producing a corresponding mo- pressions conveyed to the brain : as when should they wish to look like grandmothers, tion or change in the brain ; so that an the image of the tree makes a correspondwhen the charming fellows pay them such idea is only the sign of the impression, and ing motion on the brain. adoration? their vows of love are like a hot-not the impresion itself.
4thly, The representation or idea of this bed, and make us spring afresh in all the Ideas are either fimple, as those which motion conveyed to the mind. liveliness of yovr juvenile beauties; there are excited by our seeing one colour only: It is probable, as the celebrated author* is not one of us but is thirty years younger or compound, as when I view a man, i of Alciphron remarks, that these circumthan we were ten years ago, and can dance, conceive the complex idea of his head, Itances are arbitrary, not necessary; for make love sonnets, and sigh as plaintive as limts, colour of his clothes, &c.
that the Supreme Being might, for exwhen we first set our faces to the land of Ideas may also be divided into those of ample, have ordained that scarlet Dhould matrimony. Well, let the girls fret, read fenfation, being impressions made through have been otherwise painted on the retina; novels, and be romantic; I pity them poor our five senses; and those of reflexion, be- and consequently, that it should make a things. But what is pity? 'why, it is all ing such ideas of sensation as present them- different impreffion on the brain, and exwe have to give ; for our success has fo out- felves to the imagination, or are recalled cite a different idea in the mind. paced our moft fanguine wishes, that half by the memory, as when I perceive in Though we perceive only the higns of of us are mad with joy, and I suppose you the mind's eye the person of an absent things, and not the things themselves, will think I am one of the number. friend, or recollect when and where I saw we cannot be led into error, provided him last.
fimilar perceptions are excited in the Yours, &c.
Mr. Locke afferts, contrary to some fo- minds of all men by the same causes: Winchester, Jan. 25.
reign philosophers, that we have no in- which would not be the case, if the
nate ideas ; but that the mind of a new mind conceived, by means of the light, 1787
born infant is a mere blank; and that our that a portrait is a convex, solid body; ideas are formed from impressions received whereas the touch determines it to be a through the eye, ear, &c. I have already plane.
remarked, that ideas of reflexion are de The mind does not perceive all impresFor the COUNTY MAGAZINE.
rived from those of sensation. Our senses fions, but only those which are either strong,
do not impress the brain with the same or are leaft familiar to us, and consequently THE
perception of the same object; and it is moft striking. Thus, though respiration
only by experience that the mind forms a or breathing is an act of the will, yet we NATURAL HISTORY
true idea of its qualities : an infant, or a do not, in general, attend to it; because the perfon born blind, who had been restored mind is habituated to it, though we have
to fight, when they view a portrait for the power of perceiving it when we pleafe. H U MAN M I N D.
the first time, will conceive that it pro Hence it is, that the attention of the mind
jects from the canvas, until by the feel being less engaged by flight impreffions, it From a Work just published, entitled, Athey find it does not.
is left more at liberty to perceive thote Philosophical and Medical Sketch of The celebrated Mr. Boyle tells us, that which are more important. the Natural History of the Human Body a man who was born blind, and conseand Mind. By J.M. ADAIR, M. D. quently could have no juft idea of colour, ATTENTION is that effort of the mind
being told that scarlet was a vivid and by which it applies itself intensely to the T is surprising that, whilst the mind of splendid colour, expressed his idea of it, contemplation of an impression, so long
man is so anxiously employed in in- by resembling it to the sound of a trumpet: as the representation of it continues, exvestigating the nature of external objects, thus a deficiency of one sense rendered the cluding all others. The attention is more it should not be more solicitous to under-idea imperfect and absurd..
strongly engaged by objects of fight, than ftand its own faculties and powers; and It is therefore reasonable to suppose, those of the other fenses; and therefore they that we should be more deficient in this that if we had been endowed with other make the strongest impressions on the imabranch of knowledge than in any other. senses than those we have at present, our gination.
The metaphysical disquisitions of phi- perceptions and ideas would have been lofophers would certainly be very much very different ; for there is no absolute MEMORY is that faculty of the mind affifted by a more frequent dissection of neceffity in the nature of things, that we by which we retain the ideas of impression persons who die mad ; idiots, or those who should not perceive or know things other after the object is removed. were remarkable for failure of memory. wise than we do at present; or, having Those things are always retained longeft
other senses superadded to the present, we and most forcibly, which most strongly Perception is an impression conveyed hould not perceive the magnetic, electric, engage the attention. It is more than profrom the external senses to the brain, by or aerial Auids, as clearly
as we now do bable that the brain, and not the mind, is means of a certain change or motion on water and fire. So on the other hand, an external sense.
light and colours are to the blind, and • Dr. Berkley, Bishop of Cloyne.
a Polish boy caught in the woods, after theless a most intimate, and, as it were, in- guished from the first and immediate im
the feat of memory; and that strong im- tificial or arbitrary figns being too few for and it very much imports man, whose days pressions are, as it were, deeply and inde- the purpose.
are few, and full of evil, that, as he has, in libly engraved on the fubitance of the brain; The memory is improved or weakened fome degree, the power of selecting his whilft those that are slight leave no imprel- by our mode of life: it is improved by a ideas, he Thould not be fo totally engrossed fion at all.
regimen of vegetables and water, as I have by those ideas of sensation, which, though The memory is strongest between the myself experienced ; and it is weakened by commonly deemed pleasurable, are gene8th and çoth years of life; after that pe- a stimulating diet. A person had an amaz- rally unprofitable, as not to call up and riod the brain becoming more firm in its ing memory until he was thirty; he ihen arrest those reflex ideas which may afford texture, it does not retain recent impres- began to drink wine, and his memory failed rational and permanent employment to the fions so strongly as those which have been him exceedingly.
mind. long stored up in the mind. It is perhaps Diseases, those of the head especially, often for this reason, that aged persons are fond impair, or totally destroy the memory. A No'rion are those ideas which are of recapitulating circumstances which oc- person, after a violent fever, could not re formed by abstraction, which is that effort curred in the earlier periods of life. collect the letters of the alphabet, or even
of the mind by which we separate a part The instances of the strength of memory his own name. Sometimes the strongest from the whole; as the quality of blackare almost incredible. A very near rela- and most agreeable ideas are retained, whilft ness, when I think of a negroe, indepention of mine could, when a boy, repreat the rest are loft: a musician, after a fit of dent of the circumstances of form, characverbatim, one of Archbihop Tillotson's illness, retained his mufical ideas, but
forgot ter, &c. in which he is not different from fermons after one reading. The celebrated every thing else. We are told by Thucy, other men. Mankind, in the various stages Scaliger cozumitted to memory the works dides
, that during the prevalence of the of social improvement, have invented maof romer in twenty-one days; and the plague in Attica, several of those who re nifold signs or means of expressing their other Greek poets in four months. Muller covered were found to have lost their me- abstract ideas, as words, writing, hieroglyof Leipfick acquired, and perfectly retained, mory. Violent head-aches, apoplexy,ex-phics, printing, &c. The human mind, twenty different languages; and the fa- posure to violent heats, and a variety of in its present ftatc of existence, is so conmous Magliabecchi retained most exactly other causes, have injured the memory;
other causes, have injured the memory; nected with, and clogged by the body, the contents of any manuscript after one which, on the causes being removed, has that we are scarcely, if at all, able to abperusal.
been restored. Even in health some per- ftract the idea of quality from that of matThere are many wonderful circumstan- fons have alternately loft and recovered ces respecting the retentive faculty, which their memory, at certain intervals, without Itract notion of whiteness, strength, &c. I are inexplicable.
any assignable cause. Sometimes from dif- cannot separate them from one or other of The mind has a power of recalling the ease; thus a person, who by a blow on the those things with which I have found then traces of former impressions, provided they head was entirely deprived of his memory; connected; as a white wall, a black dog, are entire and sufficiently strong; and, in when his health was restored, recovered the a strong horse, &c. Nor can we even abthis case, the mind is conscious that it has recollection of circumstances which had stract moral qualities entirely and precisely recalled them from the memory; but if occurred many years before, but none of from matter; hence it is that the all-wile, they are weak, they recur without any recent transactions.
good, powerful, and immaterial Author of remembrance of their source.
On diflecting a man who had lost his the universe has been represented by superSometimes ideas obtrude themselves memory, the brain was found to be dry, stition under a corporeal form ; and from spontaneously, repeatedly, and painfully, hard, and even friable; and that part of it
hard, and even friable; and that part of it this defect of the mind image-worship took upon the mind; nor can it dismiss them at from whence the nerves proceeded, was its rise. will. This is one great source of human dry and shrunk. misery; and as reason has very little power Some very old persons are not only def ASSOCIATION is that faculty by which to counteract those painful impressions, the titute of memory, but of desire or appetite, ideas are connected which have no intiattention ought to be diverted by other even for food. The great Duke of Marl mate relation : thus, when I think of a pertrong and more agreeable impressions : borough, and the celebrated Dean Swift, are fon, his place of abode, family, friends, &c. hence the benefit of change of place, amuse said to have been mere strulbugs some time are apt to recur to my memory. ments, and sometimes interesting occupa- before they died.-Such is the lot of exalted tions of the mind, to those who are de- talents and superior genius!
IMAGINATION is so far different from prefied by grief, or labour under such cor Ideas seem to thrust out each other when memory, that the latter only recalls the poreal maladies as excite painful sensations the memory is, as it were, overloaded ; as signs, whereas imagination recalls the senin the mind; and much relief has been ob- happens to men who read on a variety of fations themselves; and the impressions on tained by opposing a passion of a contrary subjects in quick succession.
the mind are confequently much more vinature to that which predominates.
vid and strong
SUCCESSION OF IDEAS. An early habit of arrangement improves
It has already These faculties of the mind, therefore, the memory. The late celebrated Baron been remarked, that many impressions are
are distinct. Some men have strong meHaller, who was a prodigy of learning; the memory: it is by the succession of ideas the imagination is strong, but the memory
mories, but weak imaginations; in others , youth to commit what he read to paper, it is that time seems to move rapidly or
that we estimate time and duration; hence weak ; and they are not often united in the by classes, orders, &c.
fame person. Memory may make a man Some of the human race have been found lowly according to the nature of our pre- learned, but imagination makes the poet. deftitute of memory. Thus Madame Le
Imagination may represent sensations fo Blanc, the wild girl found in France, and
The immortal Shakespeare, who, though strongly, as that they cannot be diftin
metaphytician, had they were taught speak, could give account of their former life ; becaule, hav- tuitive knowledge of the human mind, has pressions ; thus, after hearing the sound of ing been destitute of the use of speech, the admirably represented those circumftarces to remain upon the ear after it has ceased. mind could not be impressed with any nowhich influence the succession of our ideas: *
If the traces of a sensation are very strong, tions that could assist the memory; the ar * As You Like it.
they are often equal to a new and present
fenfation: hence visions, often suggested by For the County MAGAZINE.
Or view them cast on some rude shore, fuperftitious fears, or enthusiastic presump
Their decent limbs conceal'd no more tion; hence the strong impressions made
ON THE LOSS OF THE
From the too vulgar cye. by dreams, delirium in fever, and the false HALSEWELL EAST-INDIAMAN, Behold each rocky cave and creek, ideas of melancholy and mad persons, and which no reasoning can persuade them that Near St. Albans, in the Ife of Purbeck, Where
mangled limbs and hatter'd wreck
In blended ruin Neep : they are not real.
January 6, 1786.
With here a leg, and there a head,
And other pieces of the dead,
Torn by the foaming deep.
Beneath the cliff's ftupendous height,
Where terror strikes the fick’ning fight,
A few of them survive ;
In their distracted state.
Cramm'd in some op'ning of the cliff,
With batier'd limbs, benumb’d and fiff, Survey of the OFFICERS OF Excise; Nor hopes to brave the threat’ning storm,
And scarcely half alive. taken in the last Year.
Nor knows which way to choose.
To these the friendly cords let down,
O'er rocks, (where death and horror frown) 1021 Common Brewers To reach the dread, tho' friendly clift,
To give them cheering hope : 31960 Victuallers
To tell the dismal news.
Now see them swing aloft in air,
Full of sad fear and dire despair,
And reach the mountain top.
GEORGE SMITH, 14152 Maltsters Some who had gain'd the rocky steep,
Feb. 7, 1787. 2593 Chandlers
Again are wath'd into the deep, 1130 Soapers
'Midst rolling seas to die.
Alarming sound! the vessel rending,
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A New ENIGMA. 1807 Tanners
Some few are found in humble prayor, 2776 Tawers Others in sad confusion swear,
HOUGH some perhaps will me despise, 389 Oil-dressers
And blaspheme God in death. 66 Parchment-makers
Others my charms ftill highly prize, An infant, in its mother's arms,
(Yer, ne'ertheless, think themselves wise.) 2 Chocolate Smiles innocence at her alarms,
Sometimes, 'tis true, I am a toy, 59 Glass-makers
Nor danger can conceive :
Contriv'd to please some active boy ; 2315 Brandy-dealers The mother prays most fervently,
But I amuse each Jack o'dandy, 29281 Coffee and Tea-dealers “ O God, receive my babe and me,"
E'en great men sometimes have me handy, 16649 Beer Retailers
Then links in wat ry grave.
As witness Mr. Toby Shandy:
Yet seldom I gain many thanks,
Though I serve people of all ranks :-
Lady-painters, lordling fidlers,
And (though I say it) sometimes riddlers, (For he would not live without them)
Who, when on me they're got astride,
Think that on Pegasus they ride :
But thus to boalt avails me not,
“ For O, for O, I am forgot."
Feb. 22, 1787
And now the friendly clusters sink,
O'erwhelm'd to rise no more. SCARCE know whether or not the following lines might with propriety Unhappy fair ! how hard your fate!
For the COUNTY MAGAZINE, be termed an Epigram : be that as it may, How flund with joy! your hopes how great! they are at your service, and your giving Of pleasures ever new :
Count Woffendoff's PHYSICA CURIOSA.
N the course of my experiments last
summer, when at the house of my
able and ingenious friend Baron DenderNo hand rudely ventur'd to rifle within ;
To make each fair one bleft: But when she adopted the gold key, in fashion, Oh! see them sinking in the deep,
hacht, I light by accident upon the follow(It seem'd such a palpable kind invitation)
ing curious and easy method of producing Or cast on shore in death to sleep, I few to her breast - what could tempt a man more,
an exact volcano in miniature. To two
All pale in sea-weed drelt! Than to see the key hang on outside of the door ?
ounces of Aower of sulpbur, add three See beauty, innocence, and youth,
drachms of pounded quick-lime; these beWhiteparif, A Bosom FRIEND. With virtue, modesty, and cruih,
ing diluted in a pint of spring water, and 3 Feb, 20, 1787
To filhes doom'd a prey :
table spoonful of vinegar, set them upon a
now fire till they have boiled about fix To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. ( So here goes, my dear Lord (blows in one candle]
There--you see I can do it ;" times. Great care is necessary lest it boil
• And so can I too, Charles (blows in the other] over. If any surf appear at the top, skim
Sic lux et lux fuit.' it off with a silver spoon; any other metal
Derry down, &c. fect; then throw in three grains of.com- fect; and I dare say you will agree with Now shining like twin-ftars, called Pollux and or substance whatever will destroy the ef- I cow have it in my
power to send you mon salt, and an ounce of camphire, and let me, that however drunk he may be when
Castor, the whole cool in the open air: scoop out a hole an inch deep in a pumpkin or melon, composed it. he sings it, he was only merry when he They thought, cheek by jole, they could brave all
difafter, which fill with the above mixture, and close
When an Ealt-India blast, whicl eir skill could the hole, leaving a small orifice for the in
not weather, sertion of some touch-paper : light one end of the touch-paper, and remove immedi If you'll not think the subject too hackney'd and Like two farthing ruh-lights, puffd out (blows
out both candles] both together. ately to the distance of ten yards : sinoke ftale,
Derry down, &c. will first issue out, then a blue flame, about But patiently let me go through with my tale, three feet; lastly, a body of lava will rush At the joke I'm persuaded no party will spurn, Now extinguilla'd they lie, like make-weights on down the sides of the melon, accompanied But Pittites and Foxites will laugh in their turn.
a till, with a tremendous explofion; before which, Derry down, down, down derry down. In hopes they'll once more the fate-candlesticks and from the beginning, a pretty loud rum
fill; bling will be heard. This experiment has
And there's no doubt, if politics take a new turn, never failed, but should only be conducted AS the sun rules by day, and the moon rules by
But one royal puff may blow boch in again. by a very careful person, or one somewhat night,
Derry down, &c. acquainted with natural philosophy, From whence come diurnal, and nocturnal light, So if one in the way of the other but trips,
'Tis thus the state candles are in and out blown, He that plays least in light is pronounc'd in eclipse. And they'd puff out a' brother's to keep in their For the COUNTY MAGAZINE.
Derry down, &c.
Yet some had much better be darken'd outright, ELECTRICAL MACHINES, But our rulers of state are of quite different kind,
Than have all which they've done in the dark As they shine or wax dim not by motion but wind,
brought to light.
Derry down, &c.
For a puff blows them in, or a puff blows them out. * Tho' 'tis whisper'd that some folks have blown GENTLEMAN, surprised at the beau
Derry down, &c.
out each spark, ty and brilliancy of the electrical
Because leciet influence does beft in the dark; pencils and corruscations which he had pro- Two rivals, who long like two link-boys, in spite, so they've puff d out the candles, and muzzled the duced by rubbing, in the dark, with a cat's Had puffd and blown hard, to quench each other's
Bears, skin, two large taffeta curtains, conceived
The better to grope their way up the back stairs. the idea of employing filk in his electrical As they'd fain be thought stars, why like stars to
Derry down, &c. machine. M. Rouland, professor of ex
a tittle, perimental philosophy in the university of We'll pronounce one the Great Bear, the other the Now if any that way into favour have stole, Paris, caught the idea, and in a large ma
And have blown out the candles to finger the cole, chine has employed taffeta instead of the
Derry down, &c.
'Tis fear'd by the fileps they inay take in their turn, two plates of glass that are used in the ma
We shan't have a coal or a candle to burn. chine of M. Van Marum. The conThe Great Bear had long like a huge comet blaz'd,
Derry down, &c. Itruction of this machine, in which there And with such a long train that all eyes were
amaz'd! is no glass, and which is much less ex
The Performer then rises sober from his pensive, and less liable to accidents, than But while puff d up with pride he defy'd every rub, chair, and thus addresses the audience: that of the Dutch philosopher, has been ex
At last was puff d out [blows out a candle) by the
As for me, I'm a taper that's just brought to light, amined by commissioners appointed for that purpose by the Royal Academy of
Derry down, &c.
Though no taper in size-but fat candles burn
bright, Sciences; and their report is, that the
And if kept up by you, to the last inch I'll blaze, machine of M. Rouland is ingeniously Urfa Miner thus made, Ursa Major gave way,
Then stuck on a fave-all expire in your praise. constructed, and exempt from the acci- | And a new contellation at Court took the fway;
When a sudden cclipse turnd the tables once more, dents to which others are exposed-that
Derry down, &c. And the Cub was puff d out (blows out the other] it opens a new field for electrical experi
as the Bear was before. ments, and is adapted to produce the. greatest effects. This report, given into
Derry down, &c.
A Ó R E A M. the Academy by Count de Milly, Meff. Both parties now finding contention in vain, Dreamt, that buried in my fellow clay, Leroi, Briffon, and de la Place, is every Quoth the Great Bear, let int"rest make one of us
I ; way worthy of the confidence of the public.
And as so mean an object mock'd my pride, Coalition at once our promotion secures,
Thus like a corpse of consequence I cry'd : So if you'll blow in my candle-l'll blow in “ Scoundrel be gone, and henceforth touch me not, IMPROMPTU on CLORA's SINGING.
More manners learn, and at a ditance rot." W HO's that—that fets my heart a bobbing?
Derry down, &c.
“ Vain mortal !" with a haughtier tone cry'd he,
“ Proud lump of earth, I scorn thy words and thee, Robbin! " A match (quoth the Cub) and I'll hold it no
Here all are equal, now thy case is mine, If Clara!-ah, how inighty cruel,
This is my rotting place; and that is thine," To feed love's faine with vocal fuel! As we both are puff d out-o puff each other in,
T There he fourth my?whiphove slimmerkins
our relative duties in particular; to make one of them be qualified for fo arduous a
us sober, meek, and lowly; in Mort, to talk. SUNG BY MR3. MARTYR, IN THE bring us as near to perfection as the lapsed At the age of eight years it is proper to
condition of bunian nature will allow.' It begin teaching boys to read; but I am very GIRL I N S T Y L E. is needless to add, that by education, I mean certain, that before this they may be in
the education of Christians. How differ- pofieflion, if they have been properly atO the post we advance, at the signal to start,
ent from this is the education, if it deserves tended to, of more real and useful learning ears ;
kind have received! how different the mode is thought to be completed. Infant minds When springing amain by a resolute dart, He gains a whole length of the proudeft of peers.
commonly persued, from this comprehen- are greedy of knowledge, and will imbibe
five idea! Those who, by application to it, if it be imparted in a pleasant, easy, good That advantage to keep, as I lift hiin along, study under able tutors, have acquired fome natured manner, as the thirsty ground im
Behind me full inany a glance do I throva learning, whether of the most useful kind bibes refreshing showers. By way of conI soon find I've the foot, but old Nabab is stronę, or not, are thought to have received a traít, we will suppofe a boy educated ac(And the poor little peer carry'd weight, as you good education. No enquiries are made, cording to my idea of the most perfect know.)
whether they have acquired virtuous ha- mode, at the age of fifteen, with a man I try'd then to cut the third post pretty close,
bits, whether they have been taught to fub- who has finished his academic education. At the fame time the length I had gain’d to pre- been taken to polith their manners, and to the best nor the worst scholar in the uni
due their paflions, nor whether care has The academic,-we will not fuppofe bim serve ; I gave Slim the whip, but he kick'd at the dose, set before them, in every thing which is verfity, his acquired. the Greek and LaAnd (a vile little devil) attempted to swerve.
amiable, generous, and humane, the most tin languages in a tolerable degree of per
perfect examples. To acquire learning is fection; he poflefles a (mattering of logic, I chang'd, and a left-handed cut brought him too;
one branch only of education ; and, I will and has a knack at disputing; he know's But the peer, between me and the poft, made a add, not of the first consequence. We the figures of rhetoric by name,
have many learned men, who yet have had through a few problems in Euclid, and And lay neck and neck with me all I cou'd do,
1 very bad education. To be entirely free perhaps has read a little poetry.- Such a · Not seeming to value my efforts a rush. from prejudice is a certain indication that man is far from being considered a defpiI led him, however, again to the sough,
a person has been well educated: but many cable fcholar at our universities. -- The adWhere he sunk to the fetlock at every stroke :
of our learned bookworms can scarcely vantages in favour of my pupil of fifteen The peer had the bone- he press' hard at me now, discover truth through the mist of preju- are so great and evident, that it is just ne
dices, And seem'd to enjoy much the best of the joke.
ceffary to mention the itore of knowledge
What I am going to assert may appear which he poflefles to gain profelytes to But I cross'd at the next post, and ftretching my a paradox—it is truth ; viz. That it is the mode which I recommend. He will band,
not only posfible, but extremely easy, to be, at that age-(but it must be under(As I hope to be sav’d, without malice or heat,) give a person a good education, without food that the mode which appears to me I put all his trials of skill to the Stand,
even teaching him to read, or to know the the best has been adopted from his infancy) For I threw the unfortunate peer from his feat.
letters of the alphabet. And if a parent - he will be a good clasical scholar ;-he He recover'd his saddle by seizing the mane, be very capable, and will take upon him- will read and speak, with Auency and
But Slim darted forward as swift as the wind; self the education of his own children, (or ease, the French' and' Italian languages; Nor heard I of Nabob or Lilly again,
if a tutor have but few pupils, he may un - he will have the outlines of universal ''Till I turn'd and beheld them come panting dertake the same task on the fame prin- history imprinted on his memory,-with behind.
ciples) he will adopt this method, and begin that of England he will be quite fainiby teaching them viva voce, in conversa- liar; geography, and the use of the globes
, My pleasure alone that sensation definec, Which the Laplander courts from the breeze of remarks and informations, every thing, and nomy he will not be a stranger:- the laws
tion, by clear and familiar explanations, he will perfectly understand;-to astrothe South, When I saw the peer diftanc'd, and dah'd up the in our best schools. --Living words, like and, in some branches of experimental
a great deal more, which is usually taught of nature he will be acquainted with ;-; lines, With my horse hard in hand, and my whip in my and durable impressions ; he will not, there arithmetic and writing, and, above all,
living examples, make the most forcible philosophy, he will be well versed; mouth.
fore, be very lolicitous about teaching his speaking his own vernacular tongue with children to read, (which may be foon and l'elegance, propriety, and ease, reading it easily acquired) till he has' stored their with an exact justness of prononciation,
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knowledge; always endeavouring to adapt | --there will have been gradual and almalt the information which he means to impart imperceptible acquirements. The whole
to the age and abilities of his pupils : for store of learning, abundant as it may seem, LETTERS ON EDUCATION. knowledge to the mind is the same as food which he will then posters, will bave ra
to the body. -A good physician will pre-ther flowed spontaneoully into his mind, By the Rev. Philip Le BrocQ, M. A. scribe the food molt proper, in tender years, than been acquired by reluctant applica
to preserve health, and strengthen the con- tion, and forced labour; and, which is LETTER I.
ftitution; and a good tutor will select that infinitely preferable to all this, he will be Twicem diretuous, and happy tb. im- | faculties. HE end of education is to make us fant, and tends to invigorate the mental tally free from prejudice; - in love with,
kind of knowledge which is the most plea- habitually good, generous, and sober ;-10prove the mental faculties, to moderate our trouble ! So it is; if a few men, met by brought up in the constant practice of
But, alas ! this is too much and cager in the persuit of, truth;-; pallions, to implant a love of our maker, chance, or brought together by intereit, genuine politeness ;-and, in short, and a dread of offending him; to teach us will undertake the education of a hundred our duty towards mankind in general, and boys! And it is at last ten to one if any hands and eyes to heaven, ye inhabitants
nour to human nature. -Lift up your