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The Journey To The Inn
THE curate rode first on the mule, and with him rode Don Quixote and the princess. The others, Cardenio, the barber, and Sancho Panza, followed on foot.
Sancho Panza's Story Of His Visit To The Lady Dulcinea
FRIEND - Sancho, - said Don Quixote, - let us bury all our differences, and tell me when, how, and where didst thou find Dulcinea. What was she doing? What saidst thou to her?
Don Quixote Wages A Battle Against A Giant
WHEN they had finished their dinner, they saddled and went to horse once more, and travelled all that day and the next without any adventure of note, until they arrived at the inn, which was the dread and terror of Sancho Panza, and though he would rather not have entered it, yet he could not avoid doing so.
Adventures At The Inn
LATER in the day the innkeeper, who was standing at the door, cried out : Here is a fine troop of guests coming. If they stop here, we may sing and rejoice.
The Princess Micomicona
SANCHO gave ear to what he heard with no small grief of mind, seeing that all hopes of his earldom vanished away like smoke, and the fair Princess Micomicona was turned into Dorothea, whilst his master was sound asleep, careless of all that happened.
The Last Of The Notable Adventures Of Our Good Knight
DON QUIXOTE, as soon as he found himself free from all the quarrels by which he had been surrounded, held it high time to begin his voyage and bring to an end the great adventure unto which he was called and chosen.
Advice To A Young Man Upon First Going To Oxford
IT gives me sincere pleasure to hear that you have actually become a member of the University of Oxford. This satisfaction, perhaps, may in some degree be attributed to the pleasing recollection of my own Oxford life, but certainly it arises principally from anticipation of the substantial benefits which you, I trust, will derive from your connexion with that seat of learning.
Choice Of Friends, And Behaviour In Society
AMONG the many advantages of an University, few rank higher, both in general estimation and in reality, than the opportunity which it affords of forming valuable and lasting friendships.Indeed this advantage can hardly be rated too highly.
Conversation. My Dear Nephew
I TAKE it for granted, that upon first going from school to Oxford, and entering into society different, in many respects, from any that you have hitherto been accustomed to, you feelsome of that shyness which belongs to the character of most Englishmen.
Against Yielding To The Influence Of Numbers
WHEN I advised you to fall in, so far as you reasonably can, with the wishes and inclinations of those with whom you associate, you understood, I trust, that compliance should never go sofar, as to involve the slightest sacrifice of truth or of principle.
Improvement Of Time
I TRUST that you are now hard at work. I can figure you with your Herodotus before you, your Scapula on one side, and your maps on the other, setting-to in good earnest. You have, I am sure, fully determined to make the most of your time.
Punctuality
I VENTURED to give you some advice respecting the employment of your time ; perhaps I ought to follow up that letter with a few remarks upon PUNCTUALITY.
Amusements
IN a former letter I recommended to you certain modes of relaxation, having some connection with intellectual improvement. You will, perhaps, tell me that you want relaxation more entire and complete ; that the intellect requires perfect rest ; that you must have amusement in the strictetymological sense of the word.
Expenses, And Running In Debt
I DO not know exactly what allowance your father has been able to give you, but whatever it may be, I trust that you are resolutely determined to keep within it. This will, of course, require a good deal of care and attention.
Temperance
IN the present state of society, it is, perhaps, less necessary than it would have been formerly, that I should give you ally caution or advice on the subject of temperance. Five-and-thirty years ago, it was customary to drink a good deal of wine after dinner, and young men at Oxford were notbehind-hand with the rest of the world in complying with this bad custom.
English Reading
WHEN at Oxford, you will not have much time for any reading, excepting that which has some reference to your examination. During the vacations, however, which occupy about half the year, you are more at liberty, and will do well, as I have already suggested to you, to give a good deal of your leisure to increasing your acquaintance with the classical writers of your own language.
Egerton Ryerson And Education In Upper Canada
EGERTON RYERSON was born in 1803, in the township of Charlotteville, now a part of the county of Norfolk. His father was a United Empire Loyalist who had held some command in a volunteer regiment of New Jersey.
Education In Upper Canada From 1783 To 1844
IMMEDIATELY after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1783, United Empire Loyalists began to make homes in Upper Canada. The Great Lakes and larger rivers were the natural highways.
Education In Upper Canada From 1783 To 1844(continued)
LATE in the year 1828, Sir Peregrine Maitland was replaced as Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada by Sir John Colborne.
Education In Upper Canada From 1783 To 1844-(continued)
DURING the Legislative session of 1836, Sir John Colborne was replaced by Sir Francis Bond Head as Lieutenant-Governor. It would seem that the difference of opinion between SirJohn Colborne and Lord Glenelg of the Colonial Office was responsible for the former's asking to be recalled.
Ryerson's First Report On A System Of Elementary Instruction
The true greatness of a people does not consist in borrowing nothing from others, but in borrowing from all whatever is good, and in perfecting whatever it appropriates.
Ryerson's School Bill Of 1846
THE year 1846 will ever be memorable in the annals of school legislation in Upper Canada, because it established the main principles upon which all subsequent school legislation was founded.
The Ryerson Bill Of 1850
THE Act of 1846 provided that the Municipal Councils of Toronto and Kingston were to have the saine powers in school matters as the District Councils. Toronto had at this time twelve school sections, each with its own Trustee Board, and each fixing its own text-books and course of study.
Ryerson And Separate Schools
Tut purpose of this chapter is to set forth as briefly as possible the origin and development of Separate Schools in Upper Canada, showing incidentally the part taken in that development by Doctor Ryerson. If we seek to discover the primary cause of our Separate School system we undoubtedly find it in the almost unanimous desire of the pioneer settlers to have the Common Schools established upon a basis of Christianity, and to secure for their children some positive instruction in the Holy Scriptures.
Ryerson And Grammar Schools
As already shown in the chapters on the early history of schools in Upper Canada, Grammar Schools were provided for before any pro-vision was made for Common Schools.
Ryerson And The Training Of Teachers
NORMAL SCHOOLS were mooted in Upper Canada before Ryerson became Superintendent. As early as 1843, Sir Francis Hincks said that the school system would never be complete without them.
Ryerson School Bill Of 1871
FROM 1850 to 1871 no wholly new principles relating to the Common Schools were adopted by the Legislature, although some changes were necessarily made. The legislation of 1850 had, from time to time, to be supplemented by amendments in order that the spirit of the previous legislation should be made applicable to the needs of a rapidly growing community.
Conclusion
How are we to sum up the work of this man who moulded the schools of Ontario during a period as long as the life of a single generation?
Bibliography
Documentary History of Education in Upper Canada. 28 vols. Dr. J. Geo. Hodgins. Story of My Life. Egerton Ryerson. Edited by Dr. J. Geo. Hodgins.
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