Schooling Without Tears

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From an interview of J H Badley published in the Pall Mall Gazette1892 Wed 5th October  
"Schooling without tears; a chat about Bedales"

"A lad who can handle an axe as well as abat, splice a broken trace, mend his own clothes like a sailor, swim a swollen ford, level a road, knock together a box or a table, graft an apple-tree: a lad who has learnt that these and other things which are useful to men are not unworthy of a gentleman - such a lad is obviously the ideal colonist"  [Go out and govern New South Wales?]