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Daemon
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I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
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I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
thar
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 7:08:12 AM

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More Barnaby Rudge.


Quote:
‘I repeat,’ said his son firmly, ‘that I love her. You have interposed to part us, and have, to the extent I have just now told you of, succeeded. May I induce you, sir, in time, to think more favourably of our attachment, or is it your intention and your fixed design to hold us asunder if you can?’

‘My dear Ned,’ returned his father, taking a pinch of snuff and pushing his box towards him, ‘that is my purpose most undoubtedly.’

‘The time that has elapsed,’ rejoined his son, ‘since I began to know her worth, has flown in such a dream that until now I have hardly once paused to reflect upon my true position. What is it? From my childhood I have been accustomed to luxury and idleness, and have been bred as though my fortune were large, and my expectations almost without a limit. The idea of wealth has been familiarised to me from my cradle. I have been taught to look upon those means, by which men raise themselves to riches and distinction, as being beyond my heeding, and beneath my care. I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing. I find myself at last wholly dependent upon you, with no resource but in your favour. In this momentous question of my life we do not, and it would seem we never can, agree. I have shrunk instinctively alike from those to whom you have urged me to pay court, and from the motives of interest and gain which have rendered them in your eyes visible objects for my suit. If there never has been thus much plain-speaking between us before, sir, the fault has not been mine, indeed. If I seem to speak too plainly now, it is, believe me father, in the hope that there may be a franker spirit, a worthier reliance, and a kinder confidence between us in time to come.’

‘My good fellow,’ said his smiling father, ‘you quite affect me. Go on, my dear Edward, I beg. But remember your promise. There is great earnestness, vast candour, a manifest sincerity in all you say, but I fear I observe the faintest indications of a tendency to prose.’


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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 9:57:33 AM

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Daemon wrote:
I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


And he so nailed it ! Ha ! Applause
The liberal education system of today
educates you in backwardness and hardheartedness.

Bully_rus
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 2:24:37 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


Yeah. It's interesting how many "liberally educated" can repeat this claim?
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