School Recreations And Amusements; A Companion Volume To Kings? "school Interests And Duties…

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byCharles Wesley Mann

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ... to Egypt, with those contained in almost any book of an earlier day. Some of the best text-books of general history, in their treatment of early Rome, make use of two kinds of type, one for the authentic history, and the other for the legendary narrative. This is an excellent plan; while both of the latter should be presented, they should be clearly distinguished. Famous Sayings Misquoted.--Many notable sayings of historical characters are incorrectly quoted, or applied so as to give to them a meaning which was not originally intended. Sir Robert Walpole did not really say "All men have their price," but "All those men have their price," thus asserting the corruption of specific individuals, and not of mankind. The famous reply of William Pitt to Sir Robert Walpole, which has been admired for its diction, was not delivered by Pitt in the form in which it is written. Dr. Samuel Johnson, who reported the speech, was not present when it was delivered, and obtained the "points " which it contained at second hand from some persons who were present and heard it. Modern Ideas of History.--The new school of historians differ widely from the old in many particulars; first of all, in the subject matter of their works. The histories written in an earlier period related chiefly to wars and treaties and the lives of monarchs, but said next to nothing of the life of the people and the internal development of the nations. The histories later written take account of all the elements r of the civilization of the countries to which they relate, and portray the condition of the masses, and the development of their industrial and social life. They concern themselves with what the people do and think, what they eat, and wear, what they read, and s...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ... to Egypt, with those contained in almost any book of an earlier day. Some of the best text-books of general history, in their t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217044565

ISBN - 13:9780217044561

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