Education: EDUCATION: Remembers

In London, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Burden Sanderson Haldane, mother of onetime (1912-15) Lord High Chancellor Haldane of Britain, became 100 years old, published memoirs in The Spectator. She told of her early edu cation, how she was taught to read when 3, how "the multiplication table and French verbs were repeated whilst holding a backboard* and with our feet in the stocks,* which were made by the joiner. . . . When just 8 or 10 years of age, I read through Voltaire's history of...

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