Do you regret that your education was not conducted according to strict scholastic principles? Be consoled by the wisdom of Dr Johnson:

On Tuesday, July 26th, I found Mr Johnson alone. We talked of the education of children; and I asked him what he thought was best to teach them first. JOHNSON: ‘Sir, it is no matter what you teach them first, any more than what leg you shall put into your breeches first. Sir, you may stand disputing which is best to put in first, but in the mean time, your breach is bare. Sir, while you are considering which of two things you should teach your child first, another boy has learnt them both (from ‘The Life of Samuel Johnson’, chapter VI).

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