Above all, so far from being stiff with orthodox religion, it was almost the first irreligious home in all human history. We have read countless pages about love brightening the sun and making the flowers more flamboyant; and it is true in a sense; but not in the sense I mean. It involves being in much more than the common sense the stage carpenter, being the architect and the builder and the draughtsman and the landscape-painter and the story-teller all in one.
If half a day is to take a man out of himself, or make a new man of him, it is better done by some sharp competitive excitement like sport.
He may have considered bronze to be a stronger variety of copper and not necessarily a wholly individual material. My uncle, much more than my father, was this scrupulously sanguine sort of man; and the last man in the world to hold any brief for the good old times.
Is this the greatest English poem about a sea-voyage. He sees nothing but the moral ideals themselves, and he simply sees that they are true. It does not even begin to consider the question of why I was so happy.
One of my own earliest memories is of looking from a balcony above one of the big residential roads of a watering-place, and seeing a venerable party with white hair solemnly taking off a white hat as he walked down the centre of the street, and saying to nobody in particular in the loud voice of a lecturer, "When I first came into Cannon Street--I beg your pardon, Cannon Place There is another blunder made by the modern cynic about the moralising story-teller.
In the same way, few will accuse me of Puritanism; but I think it due to the Puritan tradition to say that certain notions of social sobriety did have something to do with delaying the full triumph of flashy finance and the mere antics of avarice.
But the point is here that the very fact of these allegories having been acted over again, at the stage of marriage and maturity, does in a sense transform them, and does in some sense veil even while it invokes the original visions of the child.
We knew all the great names of the Whig aristocrats who had made the Revolution and incidentally their own fortunes and those names were written conspicuously all over the Kensington estates.
Pickwick, except that he was always bearded and never bald; he wore spectacles and had all the Pickwickian evenness of temper and pleasure in the humours of travel. Some of the sceptical methods applied to the world's origin might be applied to my origin, and a grave and earnest enquirer come to the conclusion that I was never born at all.
And this is the part of the book which is forced to be biography and cannot be autobiography. I will here sum up in four statements, which will look very like puzzles upon this page. He never dreamed of turning any of these plastic talents to any mercenary account, or of using them for anything but his own private pleasure and ours.
I know, from experience of bereavements only a little later, that children feel with exactitude, without a word of explanation, the emotional tone or tint of a house of mourning. It was the age when the Englishman sent all his sons to boarding-school and sent all his servants to Coventry.
It was not quite so inconceivable that he might admit another side to modern progress. But it is strictly true to say that I saw him before I can remember seeing anybody else; and that, so far as my memory is concerned, this was the sight on which my eyes first opened in this world.
But the child knows nothing about cunning or perversion. I felt, with a radiant pride, that I was as ignorant as Plato and Thucydides. vol 6 pg 1. A Philosophy of Education Book 1. Introduction. These are anxious days for all who are engaged in education. We rejoiced in the fortitude, valour and devotion shown by our men in the War and recognize that these things are due to the Schools as well as to the fact that England still breeds "very valiant creatures.".
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