Apologies for the lack of posts lately...
I’m swamped with final papers and such at the moment, as the last few quotes I’ve posted might suggest… But I’ll be back to working on the blog soon enough!
And in the meantime, please feel free to submit something!
“Please, sir, he’s weeding the garden,” replied a small voice. “To be sure,” said Squeers, by no means disconcerted. “So he is. B-o-t, bot, t-i-n, tin, bottin, n-e-y, ney, bottinney, noun substantive, a knowledge of plants. When he has learned that bottinney means a knowledge of plants, he goes and knows ‘em. That’s our system,Nickleby; what do you think of it?” —Nicholas Nickleby, chap. VIII
“The school is not quite deserted,” said the Ghost. “A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.” —A Christmas Carol, Stave II
“Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections. Never wonder. By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow and never wonder.” —Hard Times, chap. VIII