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date: 27 September 2022

Elizabeth Wordsworth 1840–1932
English educationist 

  1. If all the good people were clever,
    And all clever people were good,
    The world would be nicer than ever
    We thought that it possibly could.
    But somehow, 'tis seldom or never
    The two hit it off as they should;
    The good are so harsh to the clever,
    The clever so rude to the good!
    ‘Good and Clever’