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ledge. Nor shall we then need the Monsieurs of Paris to take our hop ful Youth into their slight and prodigal Custodies, an i send them over back again transformid into Mimicks, Apes, and Kickshaws. But if they defire to fee other Countries at three or four and tiventy
Years of Ag "nct to learn Principles, but to enlarge Exper ence, and inake wife Observation, they will by that
time be fucts as fh Il deserve the regard and honour of all Mn where they pafs, and the Society and Friendship of thole in all places who are bett and most eminent: And per aps then other Nations will be glad to visit us for their Breeding, or else to imitate us in their own Counfry.
Now lastly for their Diet there cannot be much to say, fave only that it would be best in the same House; for much Time else would be lost abroad, and many ill Habits got; and that it should be plain, healthful, and moderate, I suppose is out of controversy.
Thus, Mr. Hartlib, you have a general view in writing, aj your desire was, of that which at several times I had discours'd with you concerning the best and noblest way. of Education ; not beginning as some have done from the Cradle, which yet might be worth many Confiderations, if brevity had not been my scope: Many other circumítances also I could have mention'd, but this, to such as have the worth in them to make trial, for Light and Direction may be enough. Only I believe, that this is not a Bow for every Man to shoot in that counts himself a Teacher ; but will require sinews almost equal to those which Homer gave Ulyes; yet I am withal persuaded that it may prove inuch more eafie in the Effay, than it now
seems at distance, and much more illustrious : howbeit , not more difficult than I imagine, and that Imagination prefents me with nothing but very happy and very possible according to best wishes; if God have fo decreed, and this Age have Spirit and Capacity enough to apprehend.
Aradise Regain'd, Book I.
ARCAD e S. Part of an Entertainment pre-
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester,
The fifth Ode of Horace, Lib. 1. Englißd.
To a Lady
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