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nature ; but there was a want of system and of consecutive study."
(3) "The demerit of my education was the want of being thoroughly grounded ; this gave me great trouble, but made me think for myself ; often an advantage to me."
(4) " No sound instruction ; the education was too general and desultory, but it gave wide interest."
DEMERITS : NARROW EDUCATION--THIRTY-TWO
(1) " No mathematics nor modern languages, nor any habits of observation or reasoning."
(2) " Enormous time devoted to Latin and Greek, with which languages I am not conversant."
(3) " Omission of almost everything useful and good, except being taught to read. Latin ! Latin ! Latin!"
(4) " Latin through Latin-nonsense verses.