A word on the Will

Charlotte Mason’s friend Elsie Kitching described her in these words:

“Her ‘masterly inactivity’ was a thing to wonder at when she could so easily have set things, or thought, going in the way that she thought was right. A word from her, beloved as she was, would have done it: but no, her work had to be done with the mind and heart of a person who must not be weakened by personal influence if the work was to be done by a mainspring and not a lever.”

(Quoted in The Story of Charlotte Mason, by Essex Cholmondeley)

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