Memoir of John Carpenter. [Followed by] The act of parliament for establishing the City of London school

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Page 6 - Children in school," says a writer of the earlier reign," against the usage and manner of all other nations, be compelled for to leave their own language, and for to construe their lessons and their things in French, and so they have since Normans first came into England.
Page 5 - ... to impose by false conclusions. Sometimes certain orators in their rhetorical harangues employ all the powers of persuasion, taking care to observe the precepts of the art, and to omit nothing apposite to the subject. The boys of the different schools wrangle with each other in verse, and contend about the principles of grammar, or the rules of the perfect and future tenses.
Page 28 - Testament!,' with 90 wood-cuts beautifully engraved. Crown 8vo. half bound morocco, 1(. Is. A few copies printed entirely on India paper, 2J. 2s. THE DANCE OF DEATH, exhibited in fifty-five elegant Engravings on Wood, with a Dissertation on the several Representations of that Subject; more particularly on those attributed to MACABER and HOLBEIN, by FRANCIS DOUCE, FSA 8vo.
Page 55 - Philip Malpas, one of the sheriffs 1440, gave by his testament one hundred and twenty-five pounds, to relieve poor prisoners, and every year for five years, four hundred shirts and smocks, forty pairs of sheets, and one hundred and fifty gowns of frieze, to the poor; to five hundred poor people in London six shillings and eightpence; to poor maids...
Page 29 - The metres, or poesy of this dance, were translated out of French into English by John Lidgate, monk of Bury*, and with the picture of death leading all estates, painted about the cloister, at the special request and...
Page 127 - Guildhall, for the profit of the students there and those discoursing to the common people...
Page 53 - Chicheley, grocer, mayor 1422, appointed by his testament, that on his mind day,* a competent dinner should be ordained for two thousand four hundred poor men, householders of this city, and every man to have twopence in money.
Page 4 - The three principal churches possess, by privilege and ancient dignity, celebrated schools; yet often, by the favor of some person of note, or of some learned men eminently distinguished for their philosophy, other schools are permitted upon sufferance. On festival days the masters assemble their pupils at those churches where the feast of the patron saint is solemnized ; and there the scholars dispute, some in the demonstrative way, and others logically ; some again recite enthymemes, while others...
Page 29 - About this cloister was artificially and richly painted the Dance of Machabray, or Dance of Death, commonly called the Dance of Paul's, the like whereof was painted about St. Innocent's cloister at Paris, in France.
Page 46 - London were a sufficient nomber of scholes, and good enfourmers in gramer; and not, for the singular avail of two or three persones, grevously to hurt the multitude of yong peple of all this land. For wher there is grete nombre of lerners and few techers, and al the lerners be compelled to go to the few...

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