The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the… (read more)
Though ambition itself be a vice, yet it is often times the cause of virtues.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of… (read more)
Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.