Saturday, March 6, 2010

With regard to our unsettled habits, and government schools

"Had any of the real rustics [of the region] remained, he would probably have found some lingering legend of Mr. Prior, however remote he might be. But the new nomadic population of clerks and artisans, constantly shifting their homes from one suburb to another, or their children from one school to another, could have no corporate continuity. They had all that forgetfulness of history that goes everywhere with the extension of education." - G.K. Chesterton, THIRTEEN DETECTIVES ("Hole in the Wall", p. 115)

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