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'The Prison House Begins to Close Upon the Growing Boy'

'The Prison House Begins to Close Upon the Growing Boy'

Our children are our most precious treasure, our future, and education could be so much more than being forced to learn a narrow view of what’s important, where the rich lessons and joys of life itself are marginalized.

The title comes from William Wordswoth's famous Ode : Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1802-4),

'Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting :
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
     Hath had elsewhere its setting,
         And cometh from afar :
     Not in entire forgetfulness,
     And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
     From God, who is our home :
Heaven lies about us in our infancy !
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
     Upon the growing Boy
But He beholds the light, and whence it flows,
     He sees it in his joy .....'



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