“If a teacher cannot strike sparks from the anvil of young, impressionable, fresh and lively minds, then he should not be teaching. If he is so set upon his own ideas that he cannot, or will not, welcome the ideas of others, then he should not be teaching. If he cannot prepare for his pupils a plentiful supply of examples and exercises to supplement those example and exercises which the author of this or that Course has furnished, then he should not be teaching. As a teacher he would make an excellent undertaker. All those requisites which I have mentioned are well within the range of the averagely intelligent teacher” (Eric Partridge, English, 8).