Who Wrote?

14th January 2005 at 00:00
1. "I am called Childhood, in play is all my mind, To cast a quoit, a cockstele, and a ball; A top can I set, and drive in its kind; But would to God these hateful bookes all Were in a fire burnt to ponder small!

Then might I lead my life always in play, Which life God send me to mine endying day."

2. "Grown-ups love figures. When you tell them that you have made a new friend, they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you,'What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies?' Instead, they demand:'How old is he? How many brothers has he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make?' Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him... Children should always show great forbearance toward grown-up people."

3."I read Shakespeare and the Bible and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education."


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WINNER Last week Janet Mansfield LASTWEEK'S ANSWERS 1 Stephen Spender 2 Geoffrey Willans 3 Kingsley Amis

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