Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 26

CHAPTER XXVI THE ETERNAL CHILD The Highest Counsel of Perfection to Parents                                                         ‘The Waits!                            Slowly the play, poor careful souls,                            With wistful thoughts of Christmas cheer,                            Unwitting how their music rolls                            Away the burden of the year.                            And with the charm, the homely rune,                            Our thoughts like childhood’s thoughts are given,                            When all our pulses beat in tune                            With all the stars of … Continue reading Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 26

Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 25

CHAPTER XXV THE GREAT RECOGNITION REQUIRED OF PARENTS           Ruskin on the ‘Vaulted Book.’—Mr. Ruskin has done a great service to modern thought in interpreting for us the harmonious and ennobling scheme of education and philosophy recorded upon one quarter of what he calls the ‘Vaulted Book,’ that is, the Spanish Chapel attached to the Church of Sta.Maria Novella, in Florence.          Many of my readers … Continue reading Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 25

Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 24

CHAPTER XXIV WHENCE AND WHITHER 2. Whither?         Physical and Psychical Evolutions.—The biologists leave thinking persons without hesitation in following the great bouleversement of thought, summed up in the term evolution. They are no longer able to believe otherwise than that man is the issue of processes, ages long in their development; and what is more, and even more curious, that each individual child from … Continue reading Parents and Children Volume 2 Chapter 24