Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Monday, March 12, 2018

From the archives: Charlotte Mason and "that sweet thing which she did not buy"

First posted October 2014
"Before she goes 'shopping,' she must use her reason, and that rapidly, to lay down the principles on which she is to choose her dress,--it is to be pretty, becoming, suitable for the occasions on which it is to be worn, in harmony with what else is worn with it.  Now, she goes to the shop; is able to describe definitely what she wants...judgment is prompt to decide upon the grounds already laid down by reason and what is more, the will steps in to make the decision final, not allowing so much as a twinge of after-regret for that 'sweet thing' which she did not buy." ~~ Charlotte Mason, Formation of Character
Photo from The Apprentice's Barbie story, here.

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