"Good physique is a great help to good character, lounging in body being a sign of lounging in mind.
Grace, and health, and development are the children's right, and necessary if
they are to have healthy bodies and healthy minds.
We would also have that prompt obedience to command, that quick self-discipline
which, when they become habitual, will influence the whole, not merely the
Swedish drill, military dumb-bell exercises, and the old Greek deftness and grace
with the ball, will clear away mental cobwebs by their delightful alertness,
and prepare fitting temples for the beauty of character." Parent's Review