Émile

or, Concerning Education; Extracts

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Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,697 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.9
LoC Category: LB
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Added to site: 2009.11.10
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Genre: Non-fiction

Containing the principal elements of pedagogyfound in the first three books; with anintroduction and notes by Jules Steeg, Député, Paris, France.Translated by Eleanor Worthington, formerly of the Cook County (Ill.) Normal School.

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use and meaning of tears, outcries, gestures, also the language that should be used with young children, so that, from their tenderest years, the inculcating of false ideas and the giving a wrong bent of mind may be avoided.


GENERAL REMARKS.

The Object of Education.

Coming from the hand of the Author of all things, everything is good; in the hands of man, everything degenerates. Man obliges one soil to nourish the productions of another, one tree to bear the fruits of another; he mingles and confounds climates, elements, seasons; he mutilates his dog, his horse, his slave. He overturns everything, disfigures everything; he loves deformity, monsters; he desires that nothing should be as nature made it, not even man himself. To please him, man must be broken in like a horse; man must be adapted to man's own fashion, like a tree in his garden.[1]

Were it not for all this, matters would be still worse. No one wishes to be a half-developed being; and in the present condition of th

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