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The New Education

Excerpt from The New Education Mr. James Boswell was in the habit of starting intellectual game for his great guide, philosopher, and friend - Dr. Johnson - to run down: of asking all kinds of questions on things in heaven and things on earth; of proposing all kinds of problems, both possible and impossible. Perhaps one of the most remarkable questions he ever - started one of the most difficult problems he ever proposed - was one which relates to the bringing up of a new-born baby. Boswell, a man not without insight, and with a firm belief in the far-seeingness of his oracle, gives us the following: - "I know not how so whimsical a thought came into my mind, but I asked, 'If Sir, you were shut up in a castle, and a new-born child with you, what would you do?' Johnson: 'Why, Sir, I should not much like my company.' Boswell: 'But would you take the trouble of rearing it? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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