occupation can a child have so soon as he is able to
speak? And he must be kept occupied somehow or
other. Or why should we despise the profit to be
derived before the age of seven, small though it be?
For though the knowledge absorbed in the previous
years may be but little, yet the boy will be learning
something more advanced during that year, in which
he would otherwise have been occupied with something more elementary.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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