From "Cranford: August 1842 (#1.2)"
You once said to me that if there was a school in Cranford, you would not go. Do you stand by that?
There ain't no school, only a housework school.
There is a world out there that is full of books, and figures, and words, and rules, and symbols that make all of the parts of our society move together like one great and glorious machine.
[Quoting his father, a gypsy
] Learning's not for everybody.