THE good Education of Youth has been eʃteemed by wiʃe Men in all Ages, as the ʃureʃt Foundation of the Happineʃs both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almoʃt all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to eʃtabliʃh and endow with proper Revenues, ʃuch Seminaries of Learning, as might ʃupply the ʃucceeding Age with Men qualified to ʃerve the Publick with Honour to themʃelves, and to their Country.
Mr. Rollin ʃays (Belles Lett. p. 249. ʃpeaking of the Manner of Educating Youth) "Though it be generally a very wiʃe and judicious Rule to avoid all Singularity, and to follow the received Cuʃtoms, yet I queʃtion whether, in the Point we now treat of, this Principle does not admit of ʃome Exception, and whether
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Publication information: Book title: Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania. Contributors: Benjamin Franklin - Author, William Pepper - Author. Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press. Place of publication: Philadelphia. Publication year: 1931. Page number: 5.
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