The Celebrated Treatise of Joach. Fortius Ringelbergius De Ratione Studii

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Carey and Hart, 1847 - Learning and scholarship - 103 pages
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The appendix contains extracts from Erpenius' preface, Whytehead's College life, and other books on study.

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Page 88 - There are who ask not if thine eye Be on them; who, in love and truth, Where no misgiving is, rely Upon the genial sense of youth: Glad hearts! without reproach or blot Who do thy work, and know it not: Oh ! if through confidence misplaced They fail, thy saving arms, dread Power!
Page 88 - Stern Daughter of the Voice of God! •O Duty! if that name thou love Who art a light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove...
Page 87 - For the very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline, and the care of discipline is love: And love is the keeping of her laws ; and the giving heed unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption ; And incorruption maketh us near unto God: Therefore the desire of wisdom bringeth to a kingdom.
Page 94 - O what a glory doth this world put on For him who, with a fervent heart, goes forth Under the bright and glorious sky, and looks On duties well performed, and days well spent ! For him the wind, ay, and the yellow leaves Shall have a voice, and give him eloquent teachings, He shall so hear the solemn hymn, that Death Has lifted up for all, that he shall go To his long resting-place without a tear.
Page 102 - The man who resolves," says Win, " but suffers his resolution to be changed by the first counter-suggestion of a friend ; who fluctuates from opinion to opinion, from plan to plan, and veers like a weathercock to every point of the compass with every breath of caprice that blows, can never accomplish anything great or useful.
Page 41 - Read always the best and most recent book on the subject which you wish to investigate. 7. Study subjects rather than books. 8. Seek opportunities to write and converse on subjects about which you read. 9. Refer what you read to the general head under which it belongs; if a fact, to the principle involved; if a principle, to the facts which follow. 10. Try to use your knowledge in practice. 11. Keep your knowledge at command, by reviewing it as much as you can.
Page 103 - No, take your course wisely, but firmly; and, having taken it, hold upon it with heroic resolution, and the Alps and Pyrenees will sink before you. The whole empire of learning will be at your feet...
Page 103 - He changes his plan, and sets to work at the mathematics. Then comes another friend, who asks him, with a grave and sapient face, whether he intends to become a professor in a college; because, if he does not, he is misemploying his time : and that, for the business of life, common mathematics is quite enough of the mathematics. He throws up his Euclid, and addresses himself to some other study, which, in its turn, is again relinquished on some equally wise suggestion; and thus life is spent in changing...
Page 17 - With foreign spoils adorn ray native place, And with Idume's palms my Mantua grace. Of Parian stone a temple will I raise, Where the slow Mincius through the valley strays ; Where cooling streams invite the flocks to drink, And reeds defend the winding water's brink.
Page 82 - While the mind is abstracted and elevated from sensible matter, it distinctly views pure forms, conceives the beauty of ideas, and investigates the harmony of proportions ; the manners themselves are sensibly corrected and improved; the affections composed and rectified ; the fancy calmed and settled ; and the understanding raised and excited to more divine contemplations.

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