Sunday, August 03, 2008


A Classical Education

W.H. Auden, Doggerel by a Senior Citizen, lines 41-44:
Dare any call Permissiveness
An educational success?
Saner those class-rooms which I sat in,
Compelled to study Greek and Latin.
Cf. William Hazlitt, On the Ignorance of the Learned:
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.

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