Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, Vol. 5

Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, Vol. 5 : Part II., October, 1898 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Transactions of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society, Vol. 5: Part II., October, 1898 It is not meant to be taken too seriously, but it has shaken the usual confidence in conventional methods of instruction and conventional restraints. It has been seen by many a parent and guardian, that girls were not only as a rule twice as quick as boys, but more than twice as industrious and so the story of the college where those who are twice as quick as men might redress the balance of knowledge apart from man's presence, has stirred many a misgiving as to what for long periods in the past, was thought quite good enough schooling for the girls Of a family. Not Of course that there were not thinkers and workers on this subject before The Princess was written. But a poem like this reaches minds which would not be attracted in ordinary ways. Its very fancifulness and remoteness from what makes up the common texture Of daily life, save it from being voted dull. A lecture, say, from Miss Buss, one of the noblest of all the pioneers Of the higher education Of women, would reach a few, it is true, but many more would pass it by altogether, and yet The Princess might present the same problem to their minds and they might at last begin to think about it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • 9780243142996