Who Wrote?

7th January 2005 at 00:00
1 "My parents kept me from children who were rough Who threw words like stones and wore torn clothes Their thighs showed through rags they ran in the street And climbed cliffs and stripped by the country streams."

2 "Pythagoras as a mater of fact is at the root of all geom. Insted of growing grapes figs dates and other produce of greece Pythagoras aplied himself to triangles and learned some astounding things about them which hav been inflicted on boys ever since.

Whenever he found a new thing about a triangle Pythagoras who had no shame jumped out of his bath and shouted "QED" through the streets of athens its a wonder they never locked him up.

To do geom you hav to make a lot of things equal to each other when you can see perfectly well that they don't."

3 "The delusion that there are thousands of young people about who are capable of benefiting from university training, but have somehowfailed to find their way there, is ... a necessary component of the expansionist case. More will mean worse."

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LASTWEEK'S ANSWERS 1 Shakespeare 2 Rabindranath Tagore 3 Napoleon I 4 Christopher Fry 5 John Ruskin 6 Jane Austen 7 Henry Adams 8 Evelyn Waugh 9 William Beveridge.

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