Education: The Wrong Attitude

When Chanler Armstrong Chapman went to St. Paul's School in 1915, he had a family reputation to live down. His father (Literary Critic John Jay Chapman) had attended that haughty, Episcopalian institution during the reign of "the First Man of God"—the late, great Headmaster Henry Augustus Coit—and had been expelled because he went too far even for pious St. Paul's: in the midst of a cricket game he suddenly knelt and prayed in front of the wicket. Chanler never was expelled, but his conduct at St. Paul's was, if anything, worse than his father's.

Fortnight ago, after brooding over St.Paul's for...

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