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Pleasure from Children – July 1918

One gets a great deal of pleasure in life from the mere sight of children; passing them in the street, meeting them in a railway carriage, or getting casual glimpses of them anywhere or under any circumstances. Poor or rich, … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Boys – May 1920

Dear Rogues. I saw some boys the other day planting their cricket stumps and immediately your yells were brought to my mind. I nearly stopped and asked them “Where’s Binks? He is such a grand bowler.” Some very proper little … Continue reading

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Boys in Petticoats – April 1914

In engravings and pictures of olden times there are to be seen quite biggish boys in petticoats with only the jacket and the cropped heads to distinguish them from their sisters. I have been told of my grandfather — or … Continue reading

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Apologetic Boys – March 1924

So many people are fond of bewailing the decadence of the modern school child and pointing to the absence of good manners among them that I am glad to relate two incidents that happened to me yesterday. I was hurrying … Continue reading

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Boys Needed for (Intellectual) Stimulation – December 1906

(In our less innocent age I have added “Intellectual”) During the past week, the papers have had something to say about schools in which boys and girls are educated together. Is the tendency towards co-education a good thing or bad? … Continue reading

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Boys Who Played on a Gallows – November 1900

As we all know, children through ignorance are in constant danger of injuring themselves, even of losing their lives. Unfortunately, also, the average child has an imperfect knowledge of the meaning of obedience. If you say, “Don’t do that for … Continue reading

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Curing a Boy of Mischief – June 1895

I should like a recipe to kill or cure a boy of mischief. We have taken one on to milk the cow and tend the pony. He immediately sticks a finger in a sawmill and gets crushed and has done … Continue reading

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