Education: It Happened One Night

For some U.S. schoolboys, making history is often a good deal easier than mastering it. Last week, as a case in point, the English Record, a quarterly put out by the New York State English Council, happily published the following high-school composition:

"On a beautiful evening in August 1582, Queen Elizabeth entered the ancient town of Coventry, and divesting herself of her clothing, mounted a snow-white stallion and rode through the principal streets of the city. On her way she met Sir Walter Raleigh, who, observing her naked condition, threw his cloak about her, crying, "Honi soit qui mat y pense!', which,...

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