Punch, 58 (1870), .
The Three R's; or, Better Late then Never
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Education, Mathematics, Government, Politics
Shows William E Forster, chairman of the Board of Education, sitting in a room before a group of children. Several clergymen and other officials stand or sit near him. He tells the children that having been 'gravely and earnestly considering whether [they] may learn to read' he is happy to tell them that 'subject to a variety of restrictions, conscience clauses, and the consent of your vestries—you may!'.
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