By Jan Knappert
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For there is the groundwork of his education. that but absolutely no foundation for the complaint few men have the power to take in the knowledge that is imparted to them, and that the majority are so slow of understanding that education is a waste On the contrary you will find of time and labour. that most are quick to reason and ready to learn. I. I Reasoning comes as naturally to man as flying to of prey birds, speed to horses and ferocity to beasts : 19 QUINTILIAN nobis 2 est propria mentis agitatio atque sollertia, Hebetes vero unde origo animi caelestis creditur.
Hence springs habit, and habit in time becomes second nature. The poor children learn these things before they know them to be wrong. They become luxurious and effeminate, and far from acquiring such vices at schools, introduce them themselves. I now turn to the objection that one master can In the first place give more attention to one pupil. " one there is nothing to prevent the principle of teach their : 7 if : 8 ; 43 9 QUINTILIAN cum etiam eo, qui in scholis eruditur. iungi utrumque non posset, lumen Sed etiamsi tamen illud conventus honestissimi tenebris ac solitudini praetu- Nam lissem.
Faciant enim aliquid necesse est. Aut cur hoc, Hoc et illo quamlibet parvura sit, maiora tamen aliqua prior, anno, quo per singulos prorogatum minora didicisset. summam in proficit, in infantia praesumptum est temporis, Idem etiam de sequenadolescentiae adquiritur. quantum tibus annis praeceptum cendum sit, ne, quod cuique dis- Non ergo per- est, sero discere incipiat. damus primum statim tempus, atque eo minus, quod initia litterarum sola memoria constant, quae non modo iam est in parvis sed turn etiam tenacissima est.
A Choice of Flowers. Chaguo LA Maua: An Anthology of Swahili Love Poetry (African Writers Series, 93) by Jan Knappert