hours, so that every one shall be delightful? They must be spent with some
method, or the mother will be taxed and the children bored. There is a great
deal to be accomplished in this large fraction of the children's day.
They must be kept in a joyous temper all the time, or they will miss some of the
strengthening and refreshing held in charge for them by the blessed air. They
must be let alone, left to themselves a great deal, to take in what they can of
the beauty of earth and heavens;
worse than this––that the perpetual cackle of his elders leaves the poor child
not a moment of time, nor an inch of space, wherein to wonder––and grow.
hearing ear, and to drop seeds of truth into the open soul of the child, which
shall germinate, blossom, and bear fruit, without further help or knowledge of hers. "
-C. Mason Vol. 1