This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition
, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
This gift Jenny had a good deal improved by erudition
. She had lived several years a servant with a schoolmaster, who, discovering a great quickness of parts in the girl, and an extraordinary desire of learning--for every leisure hour she was always found reading in the books of the scholars--had the good-nature, or folly--just as the reader pleases to call it--to instruct her so far, that she obtained a competent skill in the Latin language, and was, perhaps, as good a scholar as most of the young men of quality of the age.
Johnson never attained to that erudition
; Noah Webster's ark does not hold it.
They, like himself, had been bred in the studious cloisters of a university, and were supposed to possess all the erudition
which mankind has hoarded up from age to age.
That is why I place 'T.E.' Thoroughly Educated upon my cards; for my greatest pride lies in the fact that the world cannot produce another Woggle-Bug with a tenth part of my own culture and erudition
The count's tutor, a man of the world and a bon vivant, up to his eyes in learning, as his pupil described him, often recalled the profound erudition
, the witty and caustic satire of Athos to Raoul; but as regarded grace, delicacy, and nobility of external appearance, no one in these points was to be compared to the Comte de la Fere.
La Fontaine, however, was declared conqueror, on account of his profound erudition
and his irrefragable logic.
Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition
, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.
These were searched and sought out through the whole nation, by the prince and his wisest counsellors, among such of the priesthood as were most deservedly distinguished by the sanctity of their lives, and the depth of their erudition
; who were indeed the spiritual fathers of the clergy and the people.
Another book I have which I call 'The Supplement to Polydore Vergil,' which treats of the invention of things, and is a work of great erudition
and research, for I establish and elucidate elegantly some things of great importance which Polydore omitted to mention.
Gringoire, without exactly understanding what the connection could be between his address and this question, was not sorry to display his erudition
. Assuming an air of importance, he replied,--
When he discovered the arrangement of words in alphabetical order he delighted in searching for and finding the combinations with which he was familiar, and the words which followed them, their definitions, led him still further into the mazes of erudition