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Wisely considering where to put a stop to his love even of the liberal arts, which are only suited to a liberal condition, he enterprised yet a greater design than that of forming the growing generation, -- to instruct even the grown: enjoining all his earldormen and sheriffs immediately to apply themselves to learning, or to quit their offices.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 07 (of 12) Edmund Burke 1763