The scholars were hurried through their lessons
without stopping at trifles; those who were nimble skipped over half with impunity, and those who were tardy had a smart application now and then in the rear, to quicken their speed or help them over a tall word.
In this way I got a good many lessons
in writing, which it is quite possible I should never have gotten in any other way.
A quarter of an hour passed before lessons
again began, during which the schoolroom was in a glorious tumult; for that space of time it seemed to be permitted to talk loud and more freely, and they used their privilege.
But the greatest effect in these miserable lessons
is when my mother(thinking nobody is observing her) tries to give me the cue by the motion of her lips.
Thus I would ponder, until at length tears of sorrow would softly gush forth and choke my bosom, and drive the lessons
out of my head.
Madame is in the wrong to laugh," I observed; "if she does not give lessons
, I am sure it is not because she cannot;" and I whipped out a white pocket-handkerchief and wafted it, with a French grace, past my nose, bowing at the name time.
He always wants to stop lessons
," Sylvie explained, "five minutes after we begin
The consideration of this subject is full of consolation, my hearers, and does not fail to bring with it lessons
of humility and of profit, that, duly improved, would both chasten the heart and strengthen the feeble-minded man in his course.
in pastel at ten francs the lesson
in oil at twelve francs.
However, it is the tall one, the one of the private lessons
, that is the most remarkable.
It had been arranged that Professor Erlin should teach him Latin and German; a Frenchman came every day to give him lessons
in French; and the Frau Professor had recommended for mathematics an Englishman who was taking a philological degree at the university.
taught me in this respect took such a hold upon me that at the present time, when I am at home, no matter how busy I am, I always make it a rule to read a chapter or a portion of a chapter in the morning, before beginning the work of the day.