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" ... the flattering appearance of their being men while they are yet children, but ending in reducing them to be children when they should be men. The memory is then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly... "
The Library of American Biography - Page 73
edited by - 1836
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 78

Books - 1788
...tenacious of impreffions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it feems precifely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough; too for acquiring the mod ufeful languages ancient and modern. I do not pretend that language is fcience. It is only an inftruroent...
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The American Geography: Or, a View of the Present Situation of the United ...

Jedidiah Morse - United States - 1792 - 536 pages
...tenacious of impreffions; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it feems precifely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough too for acquiring the moft ufeful languages antient and modern. I do not pretend that lanfuage is fcience. It is only an...
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Electronic books - 1801 - 492 pages
...tenacious of impreffions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it feems precifely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough too for acquiring the moil ufeful languages ancient and modern, I do not pretend that language is fcience. It is only an...
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Some Account of the Life, Writings, and Speeches of William Pinkney

William Pinkney, Henry Wheaton - Lawyers - 1826 - 616 pages
...then most susceptible and tena" cious of impressions ; and the learning of lan" guages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems " precisely fitted to the...languages."* And, we may add, that the bright examples of * Jefferson's Notes, Query XIV. ancient virtue, .and the perfect models of ancient taste, are best...
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Tobacco - 1832 - 280 pages
...then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems precisely fitted to the powers...which is long enough too for acquiring the most useful languages ancient and modern. I do not pretend that language is science. It is only an instrument for...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, seems precisely fitted to the powers of this period,...is long enough too, for acquiring the most useful languages, ancient and modern. I do not pretend that language is science : it is only an instrument...
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Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ...

B. L. Rayner - Presidents - 1832 - 556 pages
...tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, seems prtcisely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough too, for acquiring the most useful languages, ancient and modern. I do not pretend that language is science: it is only an instrument...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Inaugural addresses and messages. Replies ...

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1854
...then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems precisely fitted to the powers...which is long enough too for acquiring the most useful languages, ancient and modern. I do not pretend that language is science. It is only an instrument...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Inaugural addresses and messages. Replies ...

Thomas Jefferson - United States - 1854
...then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions ; and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems precisely fitted to the powers of this period, which is long enough loo for acquiring the most useful languages, ancient and modern. I do not pretend that language is...
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Education, Volume 19

Education - 1899
...is then most susceptible and tenacious of impressions, and the learning of languages being chiefly a work of memory, it seems precisely fitted to the powers of- this period As soon as they are of sufficient age, it is supposed they will be sent on from the grammar schools...
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