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" Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot... "
The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements. ... - Seite 44
von James Thomson - 1766
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Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë - 1994 - 145 Seiten
...similar to lines from James Thomson's (1700-1748) 'Spring' in The Seasons (1726-30): 'Delightful Task! to rear the tender Thought, / To teach the young Idea how to shoot'. Mrs Bronte's copy of The Seasons (London: W. Suttaby & C. Corrall, 1803) is now in the Bronte...
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The Power of Sympathy

William Hill Brown - 1996 - 288 Seiten
...infant Reason, grows apace, and calls / For the kind Hand of an assiduous Care: / Delightful task! to rear 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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Field Solutions on Computers

Stanley Humphries, Jr. - 1997 - 400 Seiten
...From the home page, transfer to Users' Groups/Educational Software. 1 Introduction 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 the enlivening Spirit, and to fix The...
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An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67

Michael O'Brien - 1997 - 460 Seiten
...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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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 Seiten
...not sick, was never well; And died - for fear of dying! 1 1726 The Seasons 'Spring' Delightful task! shoot. 11727 The Seasons 'Spring' An elegant sufficiency. content. Retirement, rural quiet, friendship,...
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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens - 1998 - 656 Seiten
..."Then infant Reason grows apace, and calls / For the kind Hand of an assiduous Care. / Delightful Task! to rear 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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1,003 Great Things About Teachers

Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, Patricia Marx - 2000 - 320 Seiten
...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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Warner Arundell: The Adventures of a Creole

Edward Lanzer Joseph - 2001 - 527 Seiten
...Thomson. This line is virtually a cliche extolling the pleasures of child-rearing: "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot" (lines 1152-53). Joseph gives a humorous twist to the phrase's conventional meaning by using...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 Seiten
...when infant reason grows apace, and calls for the kind hand of an assiduous care; delightful task! To rear the tender thought, to teach the young idea how to shoot, to pour the fresh instruction over the mind, to breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix the...
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