23 AUGUST 1945, page 9

If We Admit, However, That The Only Advantage To Be

gained from the difficult study of Greek and Latin, which would not equally be gained by careful application to the literature and language of France, Italy or Germany, is a......

Marginal Comment

By HAROLD NICOLSON I HAVE been reading, belatedly perhaps, Lord Berners's second volume of autobiography. In this volume he Passes on from his first childhood, and introduces us......

One Might Accept This Strange System If One Were Convinced

that it was due merely to the realisation on the part of the masters that it is easier to run a large school on the basis of athletics than on the basis of intellectualism.......

I Find It Difficult None The Less To Define With

any clarity, or even truth, the nature of the profit and pleasure which I have derived. One is bound in honesty to discount the very large proportion of vanity which enters into......

What Strikes Me As So Strange In Reading, And Agreeing

with, Lord Berners's book is that so few masters in my experience ever seemed to realise that the main profit and enjoyment which we could derive from a study of Greek and Latin......