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" Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast. "
Poems on various subjects, selected by E. Tomkins - Page 119
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An Evening When Alone: Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67

Michael O'Brien - 1993 - 484 pages
...the owner of Selma plantation. S : Sabina, a friend or relative in Pittsburgh. 2. That is, music. 3. "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot" (James Thomson, The Seasons: Spr1ng, II. 1152-53). 4. Perhaps the traditional song, "The Bonnie...
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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens - 1998 - 660 pages
...joys of rearing young children: "Then infant Reason grows apace, and calls / For the kind Hand of an assiduous Care. / Delightful Task! to rear the tender Thought, / To teach the young Idea how to shoot" (11. 1150-3). special occasions, "I find the truth to be, Handel, that an opening won't come...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 686 pages
...Bying; Who, if not sick, was never well; And died - for fear of dying! 1 1726 The Seasons 'Spring' shoot. 11727 The Seasons 'Spring' An elegant sufficiency. content. Retirement, rural quiet, friendship,...
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1,003 Great Things About Teachers

Lisa Birnbach, Ann Hodgman, Patricia Marx - 2000 - 326 pages
...minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards." — Anatole France Great Qucrtes About backers "Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot." — James Thomson "The decent decent doesn't doze; He teaches standing on his toes. His student...
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The Stories of J.F. Powers

J.F. Powers - 2000 - 596 pages
...man of action," and was silent. "I know." "Delightful task," as one of the cheery English poets says, "to rear the tender thought, to teach the young idea how to shoot." I almost added that the geometry teacher, if living, must be cherished by the Fatherland today,...
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Patriotism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Dustin Griffin - 2005 - 332 pages
...poet. It is loving parents who enjoy the "Delightful Task" of rearing the "tender Thought" and teaching "the young Idea how to shoot, / To pour the fresh Instruction o'er the Mind" (Spring, lines 1152-54). Perhaps, after all, the poet's work is to provide georgic instruction and...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 588 pages
...joy to see the human blossoms blow, when infant reason grows apace, and calls for the kind hand of an assiduous care; delightful task! To rear the tender...young idea how to shoot, to pour the fresh instruction over the mind, to breathe the enlivening spirit, and to fix the generous purpose in the glowing breast."...
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Revolutions in Romantic Literature: An Anthology of Print Culture,1780-1832

Paul Keen - 2004 - 380 pages
...for, and who had no friend to direct them. " Reason grows apace, and calls For the kind hand of an assiduous care. Delightful task! To rear the tender...mind, To breathe th' enlivening spirit, and to fix The gen'rous purpose in the glowing breast." THOMSON.3 1 Source unidentified. 1 Revealed. 1 James Thomson...
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Searching for Jane Austen

Emily Auerbach - 2004 - 364 pages
...from "The Seasons. Austen quotes only the lines celebrating the joy of instructing an innocent youth ("Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot"), ironic verse in view of the fact that Catherine hardly seems to have received a solid education....
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Business Men of the Bible: A Study of the Advance Agents of Trade and Commerce

James C. Muir - 2005 - 113 pages
...conditions, but any economic unrest is sure to produce a lush crop of politicians. I XIII THE EDUCATOR Delightful task.' to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot. Thomson. N OUR country education long ago entered the field of Kg business. Billions of dollars...
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