'The Schoolmaster of the Future', 1887. The British workman has come into school to take the boy away in order to teach him a trade that will be more useful to him in life than Trigonometry or Geology. This cartoon accompanies a poem of the same name in which Punch puts forward the view that an artisan of the future must needs learn a craft and develop skills that will stand him in good stead. It is not that book-learning is bad for a boy, but 'if a man's lot is to trudge, it is small use fitting him with wings'. From Punch, or the London Charivari, November 19, 1887.
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