to which no greater service can be done than to force it to conform to the ways of the working world, and to bend it and break it.'

Category: Education | Type: Historical | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Become Neglected, and Am Provided For

A reprise of the Murdstone theory of childhood, which as we have seen resembles the John Wesley/Isaac Watts theory that a child's spirit must first be broken.

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