1 The most learned philosopher knew little more.
2 I learned also the names of the cottagers themselves.
3 Some time elapsed before I learned the history of my friends.
4 These were my first reflections, but I soon learned that Mr. Kirwin had shown me extreme kindness.
5 I learned that the possessions most esteemed by your fellow creatures were high and unsullied descent united with riches.
6 I learned, from the views of social life which it developed, to admire their virtues and to deprecate the vices of mankind.
7 I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds and was able to pronounce them.
8 The stranger learned about twenty words at the first lesson; most of them, indeed, were those which I had before understood, but I profited by the others.
9 While I improved in speech, I also learned the science of letters as it was taught to the stranger, and this opened before me a wide field for wonder and delight.
10 Justine, thus received in our family, learned the duties of a servant, a condition which, in our fortunate country, does not include the idea of ignorance and a sacrifice of the dignity of a human being.
11 I learned from Werter's imaginations despondency and gloom, but Plutarch taught me high thoughts; he elevated me above the wretched sphere of my own reflections, to admire and love the heroes of past ages.
12 He began his lecture by a recapitulation of the history of chemistry and the various improvements made by different men of learning, pronouncing with fervour the names of the most distinguished discoverers.
13 A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses.
14 I afterwards learned that, knowing my father's advanced age and unfitness for so long a journey, and how wretched my sickness would make Elizabeth, he spared them this grief by concealing the extent of my disorder.
15 These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father's dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.
16 Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow.
17 Felix soon learned that the treacherous Turk, for whom he and his family endured such unheard-of oppression, on discovering that his deliverer was thus reduced to poverty and ruin, became a traitor to good feeling and honour and had quitted Italy with his daughter, insultingly sending Felix a pittance of money to aid him, as he said, in some plan of future maintenance.
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