bours and ports for trade. Somtimes taking sea as farre as to our navy; to learn there also what they can in the practicall knowledge of failing and of sea fight. These wayes would trie all their peculiar gifts of nature, and if there were any secret excellence among them, would fetch it out, and give it fair opportunities to advance it felfe by, which could not but mightily redound to the good of this nation, and bring into faThion again those old admired vertues and excellencies, with farre more advantage now in this puritie of Christian knowledge. Nor shall we then need the Monsieurs of Paris to take our hopefull youth into thir flight and prodigall custodies and send them over back again tranf


form’d into mimics, apes & Kicshoes. But if they desire to see other countries at three or four and twenty yeers of age, not to learn principles, but to enlarge experience, and make wise observation, they will by that time be such as shall deserve the regard and honour of all men where they passe, and the society and friendship of those in all places who are best and most eminent. And perhaps then other nations will be glad to visit us for their breeding, or else to imitate us in their own country. · Now lastly for their diet there cannot be much to say, save 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,

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healthfull, and moderate I fuppofe is: out of controversie. Thus Master Harta lib, yon have a generall view in writings: as your defire was, of that which at sevezi rall times I had discourft with you concerning the best and Nobleft way of Education ; nột beginning; as some have done from the cradle, which yet inight be worth inany confiderations, if brevity liad not bean my scope, many other circumstances also I could have mention'd, but this to such as have the worth in them to make triall; for light and direction may be anough. Only I believe that this is not a bow for every man to shoot in that counts himselfe a teacher ; but will require finews almost equall to those which Homer gave Ulysses, yet I


am withall perswaded that it may prover much more easie in the assay, then it now seems at distance, and much more illustrious : howbeit not more difficult then I imagine, and that imagination; presents me with nothing but very happy : and very possible according to best wishes; if God have so decreed, and this age have spirit and capacity anough to apprehend. :

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