Who Wrote?

29th October 2004 at 01:00
1 "And when Inspectors gi'e a ca'

He tak's them roun' to dine,

And aye the upshot o' it a - 'The bairns are daein' fine!'

And sae the 'Board' come smirkin' roun'

Wi' prizes in their haun';

And syne it's frae the end o' June Until the Lord kens whan!"

2 "At first, being little accustomed to learn by heart, the lessons appeared to me both long and difficult I and I was glad when, about three o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Smith put into my hands a border of muslin two yards long, together with needle, thimble, c., and sent me to sit in a quiet corner of the schoolroom, with directions to hem the same. At that hour most of the others were sewing likewise; but one class still stood round Miss Scatcherd's chair reading, and as all was quiet, the subject of their lessons could be heard, together with the manner in which each girl acquitted herself, and the animadversions or commendations of Miss Scatcherd on the performance."

(Both sent in by Nicola Chisholm)

3 "I am always ready to learn but I do not always like being taught."

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LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS: 1. C Day Lewis 2. C S Lewis 3. E M Forster

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