So that the greatest advantage I derived from the study
consisted in this, that, observing many things which, however extravagant and ridiculous to our apprehension, are yet by common consent received and approved by other great nations, I learned to entertain too decided a belief in regard to nothing of the truth of which I had been persuaded merely by example and custom; and thus I gradually extricated myself from many errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence, and incapacitate us in great measure from listening to reason.
Pierre went round the study
, approached the cupboard in which the manuscripts were kept, and took out what had once been one of the most important, the holy of holies of the order.
But it doesn't matter what you study
if you want general culture.
But this, I said, is a laborious study
, and therefore we had better go and learn of them; and they will tell us whether there are any other applications of these sciences.
I wish you'd do so too, and come and study
with uncle, it would do you good, I'm sure," and Rose went back to counting vertebr‘ with such a happy face, that Aunt Myra had not the heart to say a word to dampen her ardour.
"Oh, no!" she answered, getting up after him and accompanying him across the room to his study
. "What are you reading now?" she asked.
But to exercise the intellect the prince should read histories, and study
there the actions of illustrious men, to see how they have borne themselves in war, to examine the causes of their victories and defeat, so as to avoid the latter and imitate the former; and above all do as an illustrious man did, who took as an exemplar one who had been praised and famous before him, and whose achievements and deeds he always kept in his mind, as it is said Alexander the Great imitated Achilles, Caesar Alexander, Scipio Cyrus.
Month after month for the six years in which the "Editor's Study
" continued in the keeping of its first occupant, its lesson was more or less stormily delivered, to the exclusion, for the greater part, of other prophecy, but it has not been found well to keep the tempestuous manner along with the fulminant matter in this volume.
Rose's friends used to come in to tea in the study
sometimes or sit about when there was nothing better to do--Rose liked a crowd and the chance of a rag--and they found that Philip was quite a decent fellow.
"I thought how splendid it would have been if Diana had only been going to study
for the Entrance, too.
Tom relapsed into his brown study
, and East went on reading and chuckling.
Separated since infancy from his parents, whom he had hardly known; cloistered and immured, as it were, in his books; eager above all things to study
and to learn; exclusively attentive up to that time, to his intelligence which broadened in science, to his imagination, which expanded in letters,--the poor scholar had not yet had time to feel the place of his heart.