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Coleridge: Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)$
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Adam Roberts and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474413787

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413787.001.0001

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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

(p.58) Lecture 6
Coleridge: Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)
Adam Roberts
Edinburgh University Press

The recollection of what has been said by some on the supposed necessity of corporal punishment at college, induces me to express my entire dissent from the notion. Flogging or caning has a tendency to degrade and debase the minds of boys at school. Those who are subjected to it are well aware that the very highest persons in the realm, and those to whom people are accustomed to look up with most respect and reverence, such as the judges of the land, have quietly submitted to it in their pupilage....

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