Sadoleto on Education; A Translation of the de Pueris Recte Instituendis

Sadoleto on Education; A Translation of the de Pueris Recte Instituendis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...painting the faults upon the face and paying a generous fine for the wrong done. And yet the blush is the pledge of a good disposition and of the virtue we look for in a boy, so that there seems much fitness in the saying 'He blushed--all's 'He biushwell'. For shame itself is a habit of taking well.' precaution against the occurrence of anything which may cause a blush: and while it is appropriate to any time of life, it is the chief grace 1 Cf. with the whole of this section, Aristotle, Ethics, iv. 9: 'Shame cannot properly be spoken of as a virtue; for it is more like a feeling or emotion than a habit or trained faculty. At least, it is defined as a kind of fear of disgrace, and its effects are analogous to those of the fear that is excited by danger; for men blush when they are ashamed, while the fear of death makes them pale.... It is a feeling which is not becoming at all times of life, but only in youth... and so we praise young men when they are ready to feel shame, but no one would praise a man of more advanced years for being apt to be ashamed.' of youth: nor should we be wrong in describing it as the averter of crime and the bulwark of temperance and virtue. And I would urge upon any parents, with whom my influence is likely to have weight, that they delay not to cherish and increase in their children this root of shame which nature has planted in their fresh minds. They can rely upon reaping a rich harvest for their pains. For though a sense of shame may not actually be virtue itself, it is the chief support to virtue: since it is the dread of an evil name and of disgrace: and this is a stern and vigilant guardian of virtue. So those who call shame a kind of divine timidity seem to me to get nearer the right definition of this more

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