Because he would for after ages train,
And knew his time’s necessity, he planned
A State in miniature whose frontiers stand
Free to a larger world; there, good not gain
Of prize was honoured; heart as well as brain
Was scholar. Simple minds should bless his land:
Dull wits were sweet of voice or swift of hand,
Limbs schooled aright new aptness could attain.
There trust bore trust, and truth engendered truth:
And since the meaner citizen might grow
To nobleness by a fair environment,
Wisdom was shrined in noble halls that sent
One message, and an honourable youth
Passed forth to champion right and raise the low.
(Edward Thring, Teacher and Poet, p. 112)