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      §15. Many Children imputing the Pain they endured at School
to their Books they were corrected for, so joyn those Ideas together,
that a Book becomes their Aversion, and they are never reconciled
to the study and use of them all their Lives after; and thus Reading
becomes a torment to them, which otherwise possibly they might
have made the great Pleasure of their Lives. There are Rooms con-
venient enough, that some Men cannot Study in, and fashions of
Vessels, which though never so clean and commodious they cannot
Drink out of, and that by reason of some accidental Ideas which are
annex’d to them, and make them offensive; and who is there that
hath not observed some Man to flag at the appearance, or in the
company of some certain Person not otherwise superior to him, but
because having once on some occasion got the Ascendant, the Idea
of Authority and Distance goes along with that of the Person, and
he that has been thus subjected is not able to separate them.
Locke Hum II, 33, §15, p. 399