Some Observations of a Foster Parent by John Charles TarverSome Observations of a Foster Parent by John Charles Tarver

Some Observations of a Foster Parent

byJohn Charles Tarver

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXX The Foster Parent to the Real Parent MADAM, I have said a great deal more than I ever intended to, but I trust we are going to part friends. Much that I have said will have appeared to many people superfluous, or beside the mark. I fall back on my position as an observer. English society to-day is not so simple as it was a hundred years ago; the balance of wealth has considerably changed; the traditions which guided well-to-do people in the early part of the century have not spread so rapidly among the people who now occupy their place, as might have been the case, had not events which took place at the end of the seventeenth century established two bitterly opposed factions in our middle classes; things which appeal to the imagination of the south country churchman do not appeal in the same way to the south country Nonconformist, still less to the commercial man of the north. One point which has struck me more forcibly than any other is the attitude of the masters and boys towards a public school in the south of England, and the feeling about schools in our large towns. The Public School master seldom looks upon the school as a mercantile concern to which he gives as little as he can, and from which he takes the most possible; on the contrary, he continually spends money on the school to which he is attached from which he can hope to derive no personal advantage; his example spreads to the boys, their pride and delight in their school is an education in patriotism. I have come across quite another way of looking at these institutions. I have found the schoolmaster regarded as a tradesman likely to give short measure, and who should be dealt with according to sound mercantile methods. I have already dealt with this way of looking at a school fr...
Title:Some Observations of a Foster ParentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217794742

ISBN - 13:9780217794749