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Page 565 - I say not this, that I would have children kept from the conveniences or pleasures of life that are not injurious to their health or virtue. On the contrary, I would have their lives made as pleasant and as agreeable to them as may be, in a plentiful enjoyment of whatsoever might innocently delight them...
Page 69 - Now I will give you a picture of this wretch. She is a broad, squat, pursy, fat thing, quite ugly, if any thing human can be so called ; about forty years old. She has a huge hand, and an arm as thick as my waist, I believe.
Page 582 - Geography, I think, should be begun with ; for the learning of the figure of the globe, the situation and boundaries of the four parts of the world, and that of particular kingdoms and countries, being only an exercise of the eyes and memory, a child with pleasure will learn and retain them : and this is so certain, that I now live in the house with a child, whom his mother has so well instructed this way in geography...
Page 579 - ... again, and restored him to his former credit. If this were constantly observed, I guess there would be little need of blows or chiding : their own ease and satisfaction would quickly teach children to court commendation, and avoid doing that, which they found every body condemned, and they were sure to suffer for, without being chid or beaten. This would teach them modesty and shame ; and they would quickly come to have a natural abhorrence for that, which they found made them slighted and neglected...
Page 582 - I do not mention this,' adds Mr. Locke, ' as an imagination of what I fancy may do, but as ' of a thing I have known done, and the Latin tongue got
Page 564 - On the other side, to flatter children by rewards of things that are pleasant to them, is as carefully to be avoided.
Page 579 - Satisfaction would quickly teach Children to court Commendation, and avoid doing that which they found every Body condemned, and they were sure to suffer for, without being chid or beaten. This would teach them Modesty and Shame; and they would quickly come to have a natural Abhorrence for that, which, they found, made them slighted and neglected by every Body.