Monday, May 21, 2012

Shakespeare, on Homeschooling

Just for fun

Here in this island we arriv'd, and here
Have I, thy schoolmaster, made thee more profit
Than other princess' can, that have more time
For vainer hours, and tutors not so careful.

"Heavens thank you for't!"

(Prospero, stranded on an island with his daughter for twelve years at this point with his daughter Miranda and the monster Caliban, reflects upon the benefits of homeschooling)

--The Tempest, Act I, scene ii
Thank you to L. Nick Trefethen and the wonderful Kate for the reference!

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