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A Treatise on Parents and Children

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,495 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,562
mnybks.net#: 6379
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

Shaw details the reasons for his aversion to formal education.

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to be born again and born better is fit only to represent the City of London in Parliament, or perhaps the university of Oxford.


The Child is Father to the Man

Is he? Then in the name of common sense why do we always treat children on the assumption that the man is father to the child? Oh, these fathers! And we are not content with fathers: we must have godfathers, forgetting that the child is godfather to the man. Has it ever struck you as curious that in a country where the first article of belief is that every child is born with a godfather whom we all call "our father which art in heaven," two very limited individual mortals should be allowed to appear at its baptism and explain that they are its godparents, and that they will look after its salvation until it is no longer a child. I had a godmother who made herself responsible in this way for me. She presented me with a Bible with a gilt clasp and edges, larger than the Bibles similarly presented to my sisters, because my sex entitled

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