And Shakespeare? He, indeed, is not to be classed, and timed, and treated as one among others, –he, who might well be the daily bread of the intellectual life; Shakespeare is not to be studied in a year; he is to be read continuously throughout life, from ten years old and onwards. But a child of ten cannot understand Shakespeare. No; but can a man of fifty? Is not our great poet rather an ample feast of which every one takes according to his needs, and leaves what he has not stomach for?
Vol. 5 Formation of Character, pg 226, by Charlotte Mason