There he plied his tasks so diligently that he excelled all in book-learning.
Especially was he contemptuous of the book-learning that gave the authorities their power.
Sports should be as carefully looked to in early education as book-learning.
Life in China is not wholly made up of book-learning and commerce.
It was not the love of book-learning, still less the love of games, which drew him there.
They knew that book-learning often came in useful at a pinch, in spite of what their neighbours said.
Certainly the old contempt for "book-learning" is dying out.
But Beach had no fondness for book-learning or fine clothes.
None of us was overburdened with book-learning or technical training, myself least of all.
But, he added, cultivation of the heart was not gained by book-learning.