„The scene should be gently open'd“

—  John Locke, libro Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Sec. 94
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
Contesto: The scene should be gently open'd, and his entrance made step by step, and the dangers pointed out that attend him from several degrees, tempers, designs, and clubs of men. He should be prepared to be shocked by some, and caress'd by others; warned who are like to oppose, who to mislead, who to undermine him, and who to serve him. He should be instructed how to know and distinguish them; where he should let them see, and when dissemble the knowledge of them and their aims and workings.

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