Monday, July 13, 2015


Home Schooling

Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963), The World of Washington Irving (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1944), p. 34 (on Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr):
Under Burr's instruction, she had read Plautus and Terence at nine and was well advanced in her Greek grammar, while she spoke her modern languages without an accent, and he set for her two hundred lines of Homer every day and four and sometimes nine pages of Lucian.  Reading her Quintilian, she was to take the utmost care never to miss the meaning of a word or a sentence....

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