• To every class we have a school assign'd,
    Rules for all ranks, and food for every mind:
    Yet one there is, that small regard to rule
    Or study pays, and still is deem'd a school;
    That, where a deaf, poor, patient widow sits,
    And awes some thirty infants as she knits;
    Infants of humble, busy wives, who pay
    Some trifling price for freedom through the day.
    At this good matron's hut the children meet,
    Who thus becomes the mother of the street.

    George Crabbe (1858). “The Poetical Works of George Crabbe: With a Life of the Author”, p.239