On the death of her husband in 1811 Mrs Hood removed to Islington, where Thomas Hood had a schoolmaster who appreciated his talents, and, as he says, "made him feel it impossible not to take an interest in learning while he seemed so interested in teaching."
He was a school teacher in his native state, served during the War of 1812 in the Kentucky militia, and then settled in Missouri, where he worked as a schoolmaster and practised law.
His father, a schoolmaster, sent him to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was elected a fellow in 1760.
He received his early education, according to Morice his secretary, from " a marvellous severe and cruel schoolmaster," whose discipline must have been severe indeed to deserve this special mention in an age when no schoolmaster bore the rod in vain.
His real claim to distinction was that he was the first great schoolmaster of the Roman people.
Graduating from Harvard in 1841, he was a schoolmaster for two years, studied theology at the Harvard Divinity School, and was pastor in1847-1850of the First Religious Society (Unitarian) of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and of the Free Church at Worcester in 1852-1858.
In 1856 he was ordained deacon and joined the staff of Marlborough College, and was the first public schoolmaster to organize a modern side.
At the age of eight he began Latin, Euclid, and algebra, and was appointed schoolmaster to the younger children of the family.
He was a schoolmaster for about two years, and then, after studying law for less than four months, was admitted to the bar in 1834.
JOHN PHILIP (1775-1851), British missionary in South Africa, was born on the 14th of April 1775, at Kirkcaldy, Fife, the son of a schoolmaster in that town.
John Cennick, the hymn-writer and schoolmaster at Kingswood, began to preach there in 1739.
The music was composed by Rochus Dedler, schoolmaster of the parish in 1814.
The schoolmaster spoke angrily.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster: for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported myself by voluntary subscription.
Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.