Finally I won, and was permitted to go to the school in the day for a few months, with the understanding that I was to rise early in the morning and work in the furnace till nine o'clock, and return immediately after school closed in the afternoon for at least two more hours of work.
This experience of a whole race beginning to go to school for the first time, presents one of the most interesting studies that has ever occurred in connection with the development of any race.
Enjoy your playtime now, and come again to study and to feel the birch rod and the ferule to-morrow; not till to-morrow; for to-day is Thursday lecture; and, ever since the settlement of Massachusetts, there has been no school on Thursday afternoons.
And here grandfather endeavored to give his auditors an idea how matters were managed in schools above a hundred years ago.
I don't mean to say it would be the case in all villages, but it certainly was so in this one: the village boys were full as manly and honest, and certainly purer, than those in a higher rank; and Tam got more harm from his equals in his first fortnight at a private school
, where he went when he was nine years old, than he had from his village friends from the day he left Charity's apron-strings.
Squeers and his school
are faint and feeble pictures of an existing reality, purposely subdued and kept down lest they should be deemed impossible.
Down in the valley the path came out to the main road and then it was just up the spruce hill to the school
But a year before Philip entered the school
a great change had come over it.
"Today I'll follow the pipes, and tomorrow I'll go to school
. There's always plenty of time to go to school
," decided the little rascal at last, shrugging his shoulders.
I'll be whipped, and I never was whipped in school
One sunny afternoon in school
, Cecily and Kitty Marr asked and received permission to sit out on the side bench before the open window, where the cool breeze swept in from the green fields beyond.
"Oh, no!" said Levin with annoyance; "that method of doctoring I merely meant as a simile for doctoring the people with schools
. The people are poor and ignorant--that we see as surely as the peasant woman sees the baby is ill because it screams.