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TIROCINIUM:

OR,

A REVIEW OF SCHOOLS.

Κεφαλαιον δη παιδειας ορθη τροφη.

PLATO.

Αρχη πολιτειας απασης νέων τροφα.

Diog. LAÉRT

Rev. WILLIAM CAWTHORNE UNWIN,

RECTOR OF STOCK IN ESSEX,

THE TUTOR OF HIS TWO SONS,

THE FOLLOWING

P 0 E M,

RECOMMENDING PRIVATE TUITION.

IN PREFERENCE TO

AN EDUCATION AT SCHOOL,

IS INSCRIBED,

BY HIS AFFECTIONATE FRIEND,

WILLIAM COWPER.

Olney, Nov. 6, 1784.

TIROCINIUM. .

It is not from his form, in which we trace
Strength joined with beauty, dignity with grace,
That man, the master of this globe, derives
His right of empire over all that lives.
That form indeed, the associate of a mind
Vaft in its powers, ethereal in its kind,
That form, the labour of almighty fkill,
Framed for the service of a free-born will,
Afferts precedence, and bespeaks control,
But borrows all its grandeur from the soul.
Hers is the ftate, the fplendour, and the throne,
An intellectual kingdom, all her own.
For her the memory fills her ample page
With truths poured down from every diftant age;

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