• Young gentlemen, who are to display their knowledge to the world, should have every motive of emulation, should be formed into regular classes, should read and dispute together, should have all the honors, and, if one may say so, the pomp of learning set before them, to call up their ardor. It is their business, and they should apply to it as such.

    Anna Letitia Barbauld, Lucy Aikin (1825). “The Works of Anna Laetitia Barbauld: In Two Volumes”, p.17