I was in education, and made up my mind that he should not labour under the same defect, but that I would put him to a good school, and give him a liberal training. I was, however, a poor man; and how do you think I managed ? I betook myself to mending... Tait's Edinburgh magazine - Page 4271857Full view
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Edmund Burke - History - 1849
...• I betook myself to mending nvy neighhours' clocks and watches at nights, after my daily lahour was done ; and thus I procured the means of educating my son. He became my assistant and companion. He got an appointment as under- viewer ; and at nights we worked...