The Upbringing of Daughters

The Upbringing of Daughters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...lies ready to hand. Especially for girls, the years which are alloted primarily to education by means of books should be a period of quiet mental, moral and physical growth. It is the time to build up reserves of health, strength and character, to learn discipline and self-control, to gain command of all the myriad functions of mind and body, to look within as well as without. Education by means of books is not to be despised--many of us have accumulated great treasures by its means--but it is possible to spend many long hours and tedious years in company with books without any corresponding gain. After a certain point, scholastic instruction should not be pressed on children, either boys or girls, unless they show aptitudes which lead us to expect either that they may find for themselves new interests and pleasures therein, or that they can make a career by taking up the work of education, or, by joining the ranks of the scholars and students, that they themselves may increase the store of human knowledge. CHAPTER IX THE ARTS But here is the finger of God, a flash of the will that can, Existent behind all laws: that made them, and, lo, they are! And I know not if, save in this, such gift be allowed to man, That out of three sounds he frame, not a fourth sound, but a star. Consider it well: each tone of our scale in itself is nought; It is everywhere in the world--loud, soft and all is said, Give it to me to use! I mix it with two in my thought, And, there! Ye have heard and seen: consider and bow the head! In Out last chapter we dealt with book learning and spoke of it as a comparatively untried novelty in the history of the race. When we turn to the arts, we are looking far back into the dawn of human development, investigating a...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236959957
  • 9781236959959