OK. Point well taken. Also, he had one of his scriptoria in the back yard of his family home.....so the children could bother one of the scholars (one Mr. Onion who eventually became an editor of the oed) to come and turn the rope for their skipping.Dhammanando wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 4:01 amI don't think that follows. "[He] often did not leave until 11 p.m." doesn't mean that he never left until that time. Also the Scotch Congregationalists were pretty strict sabbatarians in those days, so on Sunday he could have spent the morning preaching and the afternoon playing with sand-monsters.
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The scriptorium at their home gave murray the chance to exploit child labor which he did with all eleven of his eleven children working for their papa there.....or so it is reported.