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" Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 571
von Benjamin Franklin - 1840
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The Power of Sympathy

William Hill Brown - 1996 - 288 Seiten
...from the 1728 and later versions of "Spring" in The Seasons (1730) by James Thomson (1700-48): "Then infant Reason, grows apace, and calls / For the kind...the tender Thought, / To teach the young Idea how to shoot" ("Spring," 1728 version, lines 1062-65). LETTER XLIV Page 184 "The world's dread laugh, which...
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An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67

Michael O'Brien - 1997 - 460 Seiten
...the owner of Selma plantation. S : Sabina, a friend or relative in Pittsburgh. 2. That is, music. 3. "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot" (James Thomson, The Seasons: Spr1ng, II. 1152-53). 4. Perhaps the traditional song, "The Bonnie...
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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens - 1998 - 656 Seiten
...Thomson's poem "Spring," from The Seasons (1726-30), describing the joys of rearing young children: "Then infant Reason grows apace, and calls / For the kind...the tender Thought, / To teach the young Idea how to shoot" (11. 1150-3). special occasions, "I find the truth to be, Handel, that an opening won't come...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...Bying; Who, if not sick, was never well; And died - for fear of dying! 1 1726 The Seasons 'Spring' shoot. 11727 The Seasons 'Spring' An elegant sufficiency. content. Retirement, rural quiet, friendship,...
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1,003 Great Things About Teachers

Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, Patricia Marx - 2000 - 320 Seiten
...minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards." — Anatole France Great Qucrtes About backers "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot." — James Thomson "The decent decent doesn't doze; He teaches standing on his toes. His student...
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The Stories of J.F. Powers

James Farl Powers - 2000 - 570 Seiten
...man of action," and was silent. "I know." "Delightful task," as one of the cheery English poets says, "to rear the tender thought, to teach the young idea how to shoot." I almost added that the geometry teacher, if living, must be cherished by the Fatherland today,...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 328 Seiten
...poet. It is loving parents who enjoy the "Delightful Task" of rearing the "tender Thought" and teaching "the young Idea how to shoot, / To pour the fresh Instruction o'er the Mind" (Spring, lines 1152-54). Perhaps, after all, the poet's work is to provide georgic instruction and...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...expect they should acquire a relish for that more useful culture of young minds. Thompson says, 14 Tis joy to see the human blossoms blow, when infant reason...young idea how to shoot, to pour the fresh instruction over the mind, to breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix the generous purpose in the glowing breast."...
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - 2004 - 344 Seiten
...from "The Seasons. Austen quotes only the lines celebrating the joy of instructing an innocent youth ("Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot"), ironic verse in view of the fact that Catherine hardly seems to have received a solid education....
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Business Men of the Bible: A Study of the Advance Agents of Trade and Commerce

James C. Muir - 2005 - 112 Seiten
...conditions, but any economic unrest is sure to produce a lush crop of politicians. I XIII THE EDUCATOR Delightful task.' to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. Thomson. N OUR country education long ago entered the field of Kg business. Billions of dollars...
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