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It is interesting how these men and others in the Victorian period were sons and daughters of ministers, preachers and clergymen. A lot of authors, artists, inventors, statesmen and explorers came from religious backgrounds. Johann Wyss, who wrote "Swiss Family Robinson" was the son of a minister, and Jane Austen's father was a minister, just to name a couple. There are many more, and I once made a list of the successful children of ministers. In those days, the minister's children were more likely to have a good education in reading, and in the Bible. It was not uncommon for the child of a minister to become a teacher, an artist or a writer.