August 22, 2008 9:18am CST
STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight,for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability,is in the judgment, and disposition of business.For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one ;but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs, come best, from those that are learned. To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament,is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar. They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience: for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need proyning, by study; and studies themselves, do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience......