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" We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. "
Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the ... - Page 172
by United States. Bureau of Education - 1870
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Essays, Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1844 - 313 pages
...given. We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands, or our legs, or our eyes, or our arms. We do not know an edible root in the...
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Essays, Second Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1844 - 313 pages
...given. We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands, or our legs, or our eyes, or our arms. We do not know an edible root in the...
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Public Documents of Massachusetts, Volumes 1-4

Massachusetts - Massachusetts - 1870
...There is truth in the remark that "we are shut up in schools and colleges and recitation -rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. The old English rule was, 'All summer in the field, and all winter in the study.' The sight of a planet...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1860 - 274 pages
...given. We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges. and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands, or our legs, or our eyes, or our arms. We do not know an edible root in the...
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Annual Report

United States. Office of Education - Education - 1870
...or classical course, has thus far worked well. — Newton. Mechanical teaching. — There is trnth in the remark that "we are shut up in schools and...money for the support of schools. We wish to give onr answer to the public, which was emphatically in the affirmative. — Sherborn. Education in tht...
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Annual Report of the Board of Education Together with the ..., Volume 34

Massachusetts. Board of Education - Education - 1870
...There is truth in the remark that "we are shut up in schools and colleges and recitation-rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. The old English rule was, ' All summer in the field, and all winter in the study.' The sight of a planet...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1870
...given. /We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, arid do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands, or our legs, or our eyes, or our arms. We do not...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents ..., Volume 4, Part 2

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1871
...remark that "we are shut up in schools and colleges and recitation rooms ten or fifteen years, und come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. — Ib. Educativa in the preņen!, the strength of the future. — The strength of the future' tirvii cr State...
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The Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1875
...given. We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands, or our legs, or our eyes, or our arms. We do not know an edible root in the...
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The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays. 2d series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1876
...given. We are students of words : we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a...wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. We cannot use our hands, or our legs, or our eyes, or our arms. We do not know an edible root in the...
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