With rope-ladders learned
I to reach many a window, with nimble legs did I climb high masts: to sit on high masts of perception seemed to me no small bliss;--
It is only, perhaps, when we have learned
to hear with our eyes that we know the true joy of books.
it when he was a boy, of course," said Philip.
In the midst of my struggles and longing for an education, a young coloured boy who had learned to read in the state of Ohio came to Malden.
The young man from Ohio who had learned to read the papers was considered, but his age was against him.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
"I think," said Anne slowly, "that I really have learned
to look upon each little hindrance as a jest and each great one as the foreshadowing of victory.
We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.
Let the reports of all the learned societies come to us, and we will see if they know anything.
This annoyed him: not so much because the shadow was gone, but because he knew there was a story about a man without a shadow.* It was known to everybody at home, in the cold lands; and if the learned man now came there and told his story, they would say that he was imitating it, and that he had no need to do.
The learned man then came home, and he wrote books about what was true in the world, and about what was good and what was beautiful; and there passed days and years--yes!
"Whom have I the honor of speaking?" asked the learned man.
The code he learned
was to obey the strong and to oppress the weak.
1610, a learned Swiss, Isaac Nicholas Nevelet, sent forth the third printed edition of these fables, in a work entitled "Mythologia Aesopica." This was a noble effort to do honor to the great fabulist, and was the most perfect collection of Aesopian fables ever yet published.
Francis Vavassor, 15 a learned French jesuit, entered at greater length on this subject, and produced further proofs from internal evidence, from the use of the word Piraeus in describing the harbour of Athens, a name which was not given till two hundred years after Aesop, and from the introduction of other modern words, that many of these fables must have been at least committed to writing posterior to the time of Aesop, and more boldly suggests Babrias as their author or collector.