Protestant and scholar, reader in Greek at Cambridge, and
tutor to Princess Elizabeth. He published a defence of
archery, Toxophilus, in 1545, and is most famous for his treatise on
humanist education, The Schoolmaster (1570).
The Schoolmaster, p. 1 (1570)
He that will
write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of
Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise
men do; and so should every man understand him, and
the judgment of wise men allow him.
write, tongue, follow, counsel, Aristotle, speak, common, people, think
Young children [are] sooner allured by love than driven by beating to
attain good learning.
Young, children, sooner, allured, love, driven, beating, attain, good
For [the] quick in wit and light in manners be either seldom troubled or
very soon weary, in carrying a very heavy purse.
quick, wit, light, manners, seldom, troubled, soon, weary, carrying
To speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do.
wisdom, speak, common, people, think, wise, men
To laugh, to lie, to flatter to face, Foure waies in court to win men's grace.
laugh, lie, flatter, face, court, win, men's, grace
By experience we find out a shorter way by a long wandering. Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.
experience, we, find, shorter, long, wandering, Learning, teacheth, more
It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience.
costly, wisdom, bought, experience
Aristotle him selfe sayeth, that medicines be no meate to lyue withall.
Aristotle, him, selfe, medicines, meate, withall
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