Who Wrote?

29th April 2005 at 01:00
1 "We are very little creatures, All of different voice and features; One of us in glass is set, One of us you'll find in jet.

T'other you may see in tin, And the fourth a box within, In the fifth you should pursue, It can never fly from you.

2 "I would by no means wish a daughter of mine to be a progeny of learning; I don't think so much learning becomes a young woman; for instance I would never let her meddle with Greek, or Hebrew, or Algebra, or Simony, or Fluxions, or Paradoxes, or such inflammatory branches of learning...But, I would send her, at nine years old, to a boarding school, in order to learn a little ingenuity and artifice. Then, sir, she should have a supercilious knowledge in accounts; - and as she grew up, I would have her instructed in geometry, that she might know something of the contagious countries. . ."

3 "He was sent, as usual, to a public school, where a little learning was painfully beaten into him, and from thence to the university, where it was carefully taken out of him."

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