This top was circular, and about the size of an ordinary ridingschool, surrounded by a low wall, and with five separate entrances.
The young fellow whom I have so often mentioned was a little free in his remarks, but very good-natured.--Sorry to have you go,--he said.--Schoolma'am made a mistake not to wait for me.
What He Learned at School.--In all probability Shakespeare entered the Stratford Grammar School at about the age of seven and continued there until he was nearly fourteen.
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In these cases, however, where often the children have had no schooling at all before they are old enough to work, it is quite clear that the school cannot do all that is required to raise the labor of to-day up to the levels it occupied in the past.
I here forsake the tuneful trade, Where none but lordlings now are paid, Or where some northern rogue sits puling, (The curse of universal schooling)-- A ploughman to his country lost, An author to his printer's cost-- A slave to every man who'll buy him, A knave to every man who'll try him-- Yet let him take the pen, at once The laurel gathers round his sconce!
To him and to all of us, the expressly appointed schoolmasters and schoolings we get are as nothing, compared with the unappointed incidental and continual ones, whose school-hours are all the days and nights of our existence, and whose lessons, noticed or unnoticed, stream in upon us with every breath we draw.
He struck me, and doubtless others, as being an intelligent, good, easy-mannered man, with a touch of "Sunday schoolism" in his character and manner.
And the orderly yet alert and joyously eager expression of the whole school,--it had so much the look of a miracle to Sandy Bruce's eye, that, not having been for years accustomed to the restraint and dignity of school visitors, of technical official, he was on the point of giving a loud whistle of astonishment Luckily recollecting himself in time, he smothered the whistle and the "Whew!
"In the house of old Marianne"--"a tremendously rich lady"--"a piano, four men could not get it in, the door is too narrow"--"a small boy"--"before we went to school"--It was so confused, nothing could really be understood.
A Champion of the Classical School.--Johnson was a powerful adherent of classicism, and he did much to defer the coming of romanticism.
How long will schoolkeeping take to kill you?
the old Doctor,--he's always handy; and there's that young master there, up at the school,--know him well enough to ask him,--oh, yes, he'll come.
It was soon after this that he caught sight, from the top of a hill, of a group of buildings that wore an unmistakably schoollike look.
She was up too, the fiery little school-teacher, and they faced each other--the tall girl, white as lily grown in a king's garden, and the little snub-nosed, freckled country schoolma'am.
Long, however, before the work of political reconstruction had begun, a brigade of Yankee schoolmasters and schoolma'ams had invaded Dixie, and one of the latter had opened a Freedman's Bureau School in the town of Patesville, about four miles from Needham Green's cabin on the neighboring sandhills.
How well doth this stately preamble (comparable to those which Milton commendeth as "having been the usage to prefix to some solemn law, then first promulgated by Solon, or Lycurgus") correspond with and illustrate that pious zeal for conformity, expressed in a succeeding clause, which would fence about grammar-rules with the severity of faith-articles!--"as for the diversity of grammars, it is well profitably taken away by the king majesties wisdom, who foreseeing the inconvenience, and favourably providing the remedie, caused one kind of grammar by sundry learned men to be diligently drawn, and so to be set out, only everywhere to be taught for the use of learners, and for the hurt in changing of schoolmaisters."
de sensu rerum, is large in the same discourse, Albertinus the Schoolman, Jacob.
The little schoolmarm, Alethea-Belle Buchanan, organised the women into a staff of nurses.
He had been a schoolmast
Joel and Remsen became fast and familiar friends during that term, and when, a few days after the St. Eustace game, Remsen took his departure from the Academy, no more to coach the teams to glorious victory or honorable defeat, Joel of all the school was perhaps the sorriest to have him go.
But James, with a glance at his father, who was stoutly orthodox, averred that Caesar's conduct was justifiable, inasmuch as the man he barked at was one of a band of new-light fanatics who worshipped in the school- house, and the horse, moreover, was not shod at a respectable place, but at a tinker's shop in the verge of the township.
Our big um-brel-la co-vers three, And snug and dry we all may be, And chat-ter as we go, And show The grumb-ling peo-ple whom we meet That nei-ther wind, nor driv-ing sleet, Can spoil our tem-pers.--No, We will not take such days as this, Nor any-thing God sends, a-miss, But what we can-not cure Endure; And this will prove a Gold-en Rule To prac-tise as we walk from school-- Of that we may be sure.
Lords of creation, whom your ladies rule,-- The world's great masters, when you're out of school,-- Learn the brief moral of our evening's play: Man has his will,--but woman has her way!
Take up schoolmastaring.
And Madam may worry and fret, And children half-starved go to school, go to school;-- He can't think of sparing you yet.
He was then what we should call a schoolmaster, or what some would call a professor, and taught rhetoric for his support, which was a lucrative and honorable calling.
Mr. Dodgson's letter deals with the imaginary requirements of the Mathematical school:-- Dear Senior Censor,--In a desultory conversation on a point connected with the dinner at our high table, you incidentally remarked to me that lobster-sauce, "though a necessary adjunct to turbot, was not entirely wholesome!"
Summer nights at Grandpa's--ain't it fun ter lay In the early mornin' when it's gettin' day-- When the sun is risin' and it's fresh and cool, And you 're feelin' happy coz there ain't no school?-- When you hear the crowin' as the rooster wakes, And you think of breakfast and the buckwheat cakes; Sleepin' in the city's too much fuss and noise; Summer nights at Grandpa's are the things for boys.
Why are we never quite at our ease in the presence of a schoolmaster?--because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in ours.
So I saw her afterwards, in my sleep at school,--a silent presence near my bed--looking at me with the same intent face,--and the vision is still a constant blessing to me.
Thus, in the case, for example, of a picture which she is showing to her child sitting in her lap--the picture containing, we will suppose, a representation of a little girl with books under her arm--she may say, "My little girl, where are you going?--I am going" (speaking now in a somewhat altered voice, to represent the voice of the little girl) "to school.--Ah!
He was at work before the first school-hour began, and that was at seven o'clock; almost all the intervening times of recreation were so devoted; and during the afternoon-holidays, when all were at play, I have seen him in the school,--almost the only one,--at his Latin or French translation; and so unconscious and regardless was he of the consequences of this close and persevering application, that he never would have taken the necessary exercise, had he not been sometimes driven out by one of us for the purpose.
Charles le Brun established the French school,--an undertaking which Voueet had previously attempted.
And now he answered her so nicely that she was caught, but if he really was going to carry out his promise, then the lady of the house might find out how she had schoolmastered him and that might draw upon her some unpleasantness, for she knew how tenderly the former treated the boy Erick.
On reaching the schoolhouse the next morning, I found gathered there not only a part of the scholars, but some of their parents,--including the trustees of the school,--and was not long in learning that my absence had been made use of by the disaffected of the district to depose me.
The schoolmasters here are doing wrong in asking for buildings when those in Spain starve to death.
Ernest, on the other hand, was obliged to be constantly dependent on his brother for defence, for his position with other boys at school,--as he grew up, for his position in life, even.
After the close of the war of 1812, when business was resumed and the town restored to its normal prosperity, Mr. Mitchell taught school,--at first as master of a public school, and afterwards in a private school of his own.
The six months of his schoolmastership were a period of great activity.
I don't look much like Lurindy, to be sure; but then Lurindy's an old maid,--as much as twenty-five,--and don't go to singing-school.--At least, these thoughts ran through my head as I watched Aunt Mimy down the hill.--Lurindy a'n't so very pretty, I continued to think,--but she's so very good, it makes up.
The fagging, the illicit boating, and the things forbidden by the schoolmaster,--these, I often notice in my Eton acquaintances, are the things that have done them good; these, and not their inconsiderable or considerable knowledge of the Greek accidence almost at all!
Kurt was standing at the hawthorn hedge in front of the garden with his schoolbag still slung around him.
1--Apposition is that peculiar relation which one noun or pronoun bears to an other, when two or more are placed together in the same case, and used to designate the same person or thing: as, "Cicero the orator;"--"The prophet Joel;"--"He of Gath, Goliah;"--"Which ye yourselves do know;"--"To make him king;"--"To give his life a ransom for many;"--"I made the ground my bed;"--"I, thy schoolmaster;"--"We the People of the United States."
Is it not a melancholy reflection, at the close of a long life, that, after reciting the Psalms at proper seasons, through the greatest part of it, no more should be known of their true meaning and application, than when the Psalter was first taken in hand in school?--Bishop Horne.
Somewhere between 1687 and 1690 it was first published, and for a hundred years from that time it was the schoolbook found in almost every New England home and classroom.
My wife too," this interesting correspondent goes on to say, "my once darling Anna, is the wife of a schoolmaster.--When I married her--knowing that the wife of a schoolmaster ought to be a busy notable creature, and fearing that my gentle Anna would ill supply the loss of my dear bustling mother, just then dead, who never sat still, was in every part of the house in a moment, and whom I was obliged sometimes to threaten to fasten down in a chair, to save her from fatiguing herself to death--I expressed my fears, that I was bringing her into a way of life unsuitable to her; and she, who loved me tenderly, promised for my sake to exert herself to perform the duties of her new situation.
The following subtle argument is to be found in some schoolbooks on Mohammedan law: The law of Moses was exceedingly benevolent to males by permitting them to have an unlimited number of wives; then came the law of Jesus, extreme on the other side by prescribing monogamy; at last Mohammed restored the equilibrium by conceding one wife to each of the four humours which make up the male's constitution.
It was the view held by my friend and schoolmate, the lamented Lieutenant Casey, whose good work in transforming the fierce Northern Cheyennes into United States soldiers is well known among all officers of the army, and whose sad death by an Indian bullet has not yet, I believe, been forgotten by the public.