Category Archives: School

Rules for Children, 1904

Quick Quotes 20.  The following quote is taken from On the Healthy Home Life of School Children, by Professor Dr. Leo Burgerstein, published in English in 1904 and translated from the original German text by R.T. Williamson. It is unfortunately … Continue reading

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A Childhood Injustice

Snippets 171.  Childhood can be a tough time, but it is made exponentially worse by a teacher who abuses his position.  In the days of corporal punishment, this problem could be magnified hugely for children.  In the following quote from … Continue reading

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The Shame of Being a Poet

Snippets 143.  Last week we looked at a quote from the opening to the memoirs of Christian Johann Heinrich Heine, a German lyric poet, whose words were set to music by composers including Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.   There is … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Life

Snippets 109.  Colley Cibber (1671-1757) is a name that will be unfamiliar to many today, but in his day he was very well known as a playwright. Unfortunately, despite being Poet Laureate, his reputation was for being a particularly bad … Continue reading

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School fears (Snippets 2)

“Snippets” is a series of extracts from long-forgotten books that deserve to be remembered.  In some cases some accompanying  information will be necessary.  Sometimes, as per this entry, the quote speaks for itself.  The following is taken from Memoirs, Correspondence … Continue reading

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