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A Proverbial Education? Mottos in May Morris's The Homestead and the Forest cot quilt and Mavor's English Spelling Book by Alison Fogg

This article explores May Morris’s 1890 cot quilt, The Homestead and the Forest, as a personal artefact representing her socialist values and as a pedagogical tool reflecting late Victorian educational methodology. By comparing the use of proverbial sayings on the quilt to mottos in a popular Victorian primer, William Mavor’s English Spelling Book, I will show that May uses mainstream pedagogy, at the same time that she undermines some of its basic precepts.

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Friday, May 24, 2019
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A Proverbial Education? Mottos in May Morris's The Homestead and the Forest cot quilt and Mavor's English Spelling Book by Alison Fogg, All rights reserved.
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