The reformed school by John Dury.

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The reformed school by John Dury.
Dury, John, 1596-1680.
London :: Printed by R.D. for Richard Wodnothe ...,

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Education -- Early works to 1800.
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"The reformed school by John Dury." In the digital collection Early English Books Online. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 20, 2024.


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Dear Friend,

I Am glad that the Dire∣ctory for the Education of Children, and teaching of Sciences is to your liking; I would be more glad if God would open it a way for us to put in practice: and although nothing should be done therein by our selves in these distracted times; et it may be a satisfaction to our minds, that we have not been wanting o our generation, so farre as God hath nabled us to trace the wayes of doing ervice to the publick; and that we ave not buried our talents in the round, when opportunities have been

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offered to us to employ them. You hav told me once or twice at severall occasions, that the Discourses whic Dr Kinner hath sent you from beyon Seas tend wholly to the same Sco which I have proposed to my self in th Directory which I have sent you; an that my Conceptions are as it were 〈◊〉〈◊〉 Abridgement of that which he ha•••• written to you; as if I had read h•••• contrivement of matters; and take the cream of his whole counsell. 〈◊〉〈◊〉 is very possible that men of the sa•••• Judgement and Principles, setti•••• themselves to order one and the sam work, though they never have confe••••red notions, may agree upon one a•••• the same way: I am glad that 〈◊〉〈◊〉 thoughts and his, though neither 〈◊〉〈◊〉 us have had the perusall of one an••••thers papers, or any communicatio with each other about that subject, 〈◊〉〈◊〉 so concurre, as to confirm you in th way which is most satisfactory to you

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udgement: you may say then to the orld; that you have two witnesses to e and the same Truth, and way of Righteousnes; and that Gods Spirit, and ight Reason speaks the same thing in all en; in all the parts of the world.

I shall be glad at a convenient time, 〈◊〉〈◊〉 see those papers, whereof you say I ave already given you the substance efore I ever saw them: for I suppose hey will not onely adde to my thoughts pon that Subject; but perhaps give me ccasion to adde something to him for he accomplishment of your desires, and he benefit of the Publick, whereunto ou know I have dedicated my self; and herein by Gods grace shall persevere nto the end: I rest,

Your most affectionate and faithfull Servant in Christ, JOHN DURY.

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