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Edward V. in Ludlow Castle

52

Introduction of Printing

53

Early Printed Books.

53

Childhood and Education of Richard III..

54

Troubled Boyhood of Henry VII..

56

An Eminent Grammarian and Poet Laureate.

59

Early Life and Character of Henry VIII.

60

Ill-educated Nobility

61

The School of Sir Thomas More..

62

Wolsey, Latimer, and Cranmer.

64

Boyhood and Learning of Edward VI.

63

Edward VI. founds Christ's Hospital.

68

King Edward's Schools at Birmingham, Lichfield, Tunbridge and

Bedford ..

72

Education and Reign of Queen Mary

75

Education of Queen Elizabeth.

76

Roger Ascham-His “Schoolmaster"

77

Lady Jane Grey and her Schoolmaster.

78

Sir Anthony Cook and his four Learned Daughters.

79

A Truant punished in the 16th Century

80

Flogging in Schools..

81

Westminster College School founded

81

A Poor Westminster Scholar..

Merchant Taylors' School founded,

86

Gresham College founded...

88

Statesmen, Poets, and Dramatists of Elizabeth's Reign.

88

Rugby School founded..

90

Harrow School founded....

93

Education of James I..

95

Education of Prince Henry

97

Literature the Reign of James I.

99

Burton an Selden.

100

Thomas Fuller's “ Schoolmaster"

101

Charte: house School founded.

102

Education of Charles I...

104

Literature and Learning at the Accession of Charlcs I

106

A Good Education in the Seventeenth Century.

108

Sir Matthew Hale's Plan of Instruction...

109

Newspapers introduced.

110

Milton's System of Instruction,

111

Locke's System of Education.

113

Grammar-Schools in the Seventeenth Century

115

Influence of the Writings of Lord Bacon.

115

The First Scientific Treatises in English.

117

Invention of Logarithms.--Napier's Bones---Gunter's Scale

117

The Sciences at Oxford and Cambridge..

118

Boyhood and Education of Oliver Cromwell

120

Charles II.-His Patronage of Letters.

121

Nonconformist Schools at Islington and Newington Green,

123

Boyhood of James II,.

124

Literature of the Seventeenth Century.

125

Rise of Free Schools or Charity.Schools

126

Education of William III..

130

The Reign of Queen Anne--The Augustan Age of Literature

132

Reigns of George I. and George II.

134

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Early Fortunes of William of Wykeham.

149
William Caxton, the First English Printer

150
Boyhood and Rise of Sir Thomas More.

151
The Poets Wyatt and Surrey.

152
Lord Burleigh at Cambridge.

153

Camden's Schools...

155

Sir Edward Coke's Legal Studies

156

Spenser at Cambridge..

157

Richard Hooker at Heavitree

157

Sir Philip Sidney—-" the English Petrarch ??

158

Boyhood of Lord Bacon.

160

The Admirable Crichton.

161

How George Abbot, the Clothweaver's son, became Archbishop of Can-

terbury

163

Shakspeare at Stratford-on-Avon

164

Lord Herbert of Cherbury, in Shropshire,

165

Admiral Blaše at Bridgwater.

166

Waller's Dullness

166

Dr. Busby, head-master of Westminster School

167

Lord Clarendon's Studies.

169

Sir Matthew Hale's Early Life.

170

Samuel Butler at Worcester,

171

Jeremy Taylor at Cambridge.

172

Cowley at Westminster .

John Evelyn at Eton and Oxford.

173

Marvell's Scholarship ..

175

Jolin Aubrey in Wiltshire.

175

The Hon. Robert Boyle, a true Patron and Cultivator of Science, 176

John Bunyan, author of "The Pilgrim's Progress

177

Isaac Barrow at the Charter-ho!ise,

179

Dryden at Westminster and Oxford

180

Philip Henry at Westminster, .

182

Sir Christopher Wren at Westminster and Oxford.

182

Dr. South at Westminster..

184

Bishop Ken at Winchester.

185

Sir Dudley North--How he made up for his Dullness at School 188

Newton at Grantham and Cambridge

190

William Penn at Oxford ......

192

The Great Duke of Marlborough at St. Paul's School.

194

Matthew Prior at Westminster...

195

Addison at Lichfield, Charter-house, and Oxford..

196

Dr. Isaac Watts---His Schools and Educational Works

197

Pope's Schools and Self-tuition..

198

John Gay at Barnstaple.....

202

How Edmund Stone taught himself Mathematics.

202

John Wesley at the Charter-house and Oxford,

203

Lord Mansfield at Westminster...

206

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Lord Chatham at Eton and Oxford..

207

Dr. Johnson at Lichfield, Stourbridge, and Oxford..

207

How James Ferguson taught himself the Classics and Astronomy 212

Lord Camden at Eton and Cambridge..

213

Shenstone's "Schoolmistress

213

Gray at Eton and Cambridge

215

How Brindley taught himself the Rudiments of Mathematics. 217

William Collins at Winchester and Oxford.

218

Lord Clive-His Daring Boyhood..

220

Captain Cook's Education on board Ship.

221

John Hunter's Want of Education..

222

Edmund Burke at Ballitore and Dublin...

223

Cowper at Market-street and Westminster

226

Warren Hastings at Westminster...

228

Gibbon, the Historian--His Schools and Plan of Study

229

Archdeacon Paley at Cambridge.

230

Sir Joseph Banks at Eton ,

231

Sir William Jones at Harrow

232

How Dr. Parr became a Parson instead of a Surgeon.

234

Lords Eldon and Stowell at Newcastle and Oxford.

236

The Two Brothers Milner

238

How William Gifford became a Scholar and Critic

239

Lord Nelson's Schools in Norfolk...

240

Robert Burns, “the Ayrshire Plowman"

243

Richard Porson, " the Norfolk Buy," at Happesburgh, Eton, and Cam-

bridge

246

The Marquis Wellesley at Eton and Oxford..

250

Lord Chief-Justice Tenterden at Canterbury and Oxford..

252

How Robert Bloomfield wrote his “ Farmer's Boy" in the heart of

London

253

Precocity of Sir Thomas Lawrence

254

The Duke of Wellington's Schools.

256

George Canning at Eton and Oxford.

260

Sir Walter Scott-His Schools and Readings.

262

Lord Hill, the Waterloo Hero..

267

Coleridge at Christ's Hospital and Cambridge.

269

Robert Southey at his Schools, and at Oxford.

271

Charles Lamb at Christ's Hospital.

274

Sir Humphry Davy at Penzance-His Schools and Self-education. 277

George Stephenson, the Railway Engineer His Schoolmasters and

Self-tuition.

281

(Note-James Watt).

283

Boyhood and Early Death of Henry Kirke White.

285

Sir Robert Peel at Harrow and Oxford..

288

Lord Byron at Aberdeen, Harrow, and Cambridge.

290

Dr. Thomas Arnold at Winchester and Oxford..........

293

Sir Henry Havelock at the Charter-house.....

295

APPENDIX: University Honors -- Tripos

301, 302

St. Paul's School founded ..,

302

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SCHOOL-DAYS OF EMINENT MEN.

Progress of Education.

EDUCATION OF THE EARLY BRITONS.

TO

10 trace the modes of teaching which were practiced among

a rude people inhabiting caves, or at best, houses built of stakes and wattles, in forest glades, has been an inquiry attended with slight results. Such a people inhabited Britain; and all that we can gather amid the glimmerings of the earliest history of its aborigines is, that skill in certain field sports, healthful pastimes, and domestic amusements, formed the only approach to education which the youth received from their parents. They knew not how to read-indeed, they held it dishonorable to learn--but they sung and danced to music, and learned hymns by heart.

The early British games consisted in lifting up great weights, running, leaping, swimming, wrestling, and riding; and it is supposed, charioteering, or the skillful driving and management of carriages. The other pastimes were playing with the sword, and buckler, and spear; coursing, fishing, and fowling; poetical composition ; playing on, and singing to, the harp, etc.

Herodian mentions iron girdles as used by the Britons for keeping the bellies of the youth within its size: this they were also to effect by fasting, running, riding, and swimming; all which Giraldus mentions of the Welsh and Irish. We discover no traces of the use of letters among the Britons previous to their subjugation by the Romans, and their subsequent intercourse with that extraordinary people; for although alphabets have been produced and attributed to them, yet the display of these alphabets has been neither accompanied, nor their existence confirmed, by the exhibition of a single manuscript.

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