Punch,  11 (1846), 157.

The Snobs of England by One of Themselves: Chapter 33—On Some Country Snobs  [33/52]

[William M Thackeray]


Serial, Essay, Satire


Education, Mathematics, Botany, Geology, Mineralogy, Physical Geography, Astronomy, Gender

    The character, 'Miss Emily', tells the narrator that she instructs her female pupils in 'Elocution, Geography and Astronomy, and the Use of Globes, Algebra', adding that her algebra lessons only extend as far as 'quadratic equations' because 'a poor ignorant female [...] cannot be expected to know everything'. Considers the subjects of 'Botany, Geology, and Mineralogy' to be 'amusements'.

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