'Mr Charles Dickens on Schools' from the Freeman's Journal and Daily Commerical Advertiser


This newspaper article from the Freeman’s Journal quotes from a speech given by Charles Dickens ‘in aid of the Warehousemen and Clerks’ Schools for orphan and necessitous children’. In it the novelist reflects on the qualities of a good or bad school, drawing heavily on his own, largely negative, experiences of school as a boy. His summary of his headmaster as ‘by far the most ignorant man he had ever the pleasure to know’ met with laughter in the audience.

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'Mr Charles Dickens on Schools'
7 November 1857, Dublin, Ireland
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The Freeman's Journal and Daily Commerical Advertiser, Charles Dickens
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19th Century British Library Newspapers Y3204620795

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