A Head and a Block
Engineering, Education, Cultural Geography, Language
Discusses an advertisement in the Scotsman for somebody to 'hammer into a Middle-Aged Man as much FRENCH as would carry him through Railways and Hotels in France'. Claims that 'a Nasmyth's patent hammer [...] equal to some thousands of blacksmiths' would be needed to hammer ideas into 'hardheaded' Scots.
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