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CHAPTER XIX

" Come on, ma'am," said Denis.
" M'dame," said several voices. But Miss Fuller sat in her corner. Her smile became more compressed and her cheeks a little redder.
" Will you speak, sir ? " said Swinley.
There was a silence. Peter put away the Taller and everyone looked interested.
" Mr. President, m'dame, and gentlemen, the difficulty in a case like this is to determine what we mean by education." Mr. Wren took out his toothpick. " We are educated, I might put it, as much by the mental efforts we make as by the lessons we learn, if I make myself clear." The library looked interested.
" ` Aequam memento rebus in arduis,' as Horace said, is sound advice so far as it goes. But in Latin construe, for instance, one learns as much, perhaps more, by losing our heads over a knotty sentence-groping blindly, as it may often seem to you-than by the easy mastery of a page of Livy." The library looked puzzled.
" In other words, poor old Horace never got very far. He was a lazy devil and a bit of a prig, thrown in." The library smiled.
" He made himself too comfortable. In learning as in life, it is fatal to stop. One must go on. That is the real meaning of `We live and learn.' When we have finished learning, we have ceased to live. And the same test should be applied to any system of education, whether on classical or modern lines. I hope I have made my point clear." Wren sat down and worked his toothpick, while the library clapped in a subdued way. The atmosphere was rather grave.
" You will excuse me, Swinley, but I have a few boys to see to." Miss Fuller rose and hurried from the room. Wren listened to a few more speeches and excused himself. Oliver held the door open and he slipped out while HolmesNorton was speaking. " And just as a classical education involves an appreciation of the Latin and Greek authors for their own merits, in the same way. .." Holmes-Norton

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