Manual of Play

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byWilliam Byron Forbush

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... N would never learn to apply himself with seriousness in later life.'" The answer to this, from one who believes in the utility of play, must be that while it is probable that the child will engage in a life of application or toil, it is nevertheless going to be possible for him to carry into whatever work he does the spirit of play. "He should be taught," says Johnson, "that the life of play-work is ideal, and that it is his privilege to seek it. I would not," continues Johnson, "for one instant give the impression that I minimize the sense of duty in work. But is not love of duty a higher thing than the sense of duty?" A study of biography convinces us that the spirit with which most of the successful men and all of the world's admirable men have faced their tasks has been that of "the Happy Warrior," who, "If he be called upon to face Some awful moment to which Heaven has joined Great issues Is happy as a lover and attired With sudden brightness, like a man inspired." "Whatever may be the case of genius," says Dr. Carus, "it certainly shows itself in the playful ease with which work of great importance is performed. It would be wrong to think that a genius need not work, for a genius as a rule is a great worker; but he enjoys his work and can therefore accomplish more than those who constantly remain conscious of the seriousness of their labors. "The difference between a genius and a pedant consists exactly in this, that the genius performs his work playfully, while the pedant groans under the drudgery of his task. No doubt the pedant's work would be preferable, if its worth were to be measured by the resistance overcome, but the fact is that the work of the genius always increases in excellence according to the ease with which it is accomplished." I...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... N would never learn to apply himself with seriousness in later life.'" The answer to this, from one who believes in the util...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217862888

ISBN - 13:9780217862882

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