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A Public School Idyl.

Kam it in, cram it in, Children's heads are hollow; Slam it in, ja n it in, Sti'l there's more to follow. Hygiene and history, Astronomic mystery, Algebra, histology, Latin, etymology, Botany, geometry, Greek and trigonometry, Ham it in, cram it in, Children's heads are hollow. Rap it in, tap it in— iwiia What are teachers paid for ? Bang it in, slap it in, What were children made for ? Ancient archaeology, Aryan philology, Prosody, zoology, Physic s, cliniotology, Calculus and mathematics, Rhetoric and hydrostatics— Hoax it in, coax it in, Children's heads are hollow. Rub it in, club it in All there is of learning; Punch it in, crunch it in. Quench their childish yearning For the field and grassy nook. Meadows green, and rippling brook; Drive such wicked thoughts afar, Teach the children that they are But machines to cram it in. Bang it in, slatn it in—lhat their heads are hollow. Scold it in, mould it in, All that thty can swallow ; Fold it in, hold it i", Still there's mora to follow. Faces pinched and sad and pale, Tell the same undying taleTell of moments robbed from sleep, Meals untasted, studies deep. Those who've passed the furnace through! With aching brow will tell to you How the teacher crammed it in, Rammed it in, jammed it in, Crunched it in. punched it in, Rubbed it in, clubbed it in, Pressed it in, caressed it in, _ Rapped it in, and slapped it in. When their hands Were hollow. —Tuck.'

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A Public School Idyl., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889, Supplement

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A Public School Idyl. Issue 7916, 25 May 1889, Supplement

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