Dr. JOHNSON used always to urge the importance of children being being encouraged to tell whatever they hear particularly striking to some brother, sister, or servant, before the impression was erased by the intervention of newer occurrences.
 
His mother, it seems, was accustomed,  when she told him anything which she thought likely to seize his attention, to send him to a favorable workman in the house, to whom she knew he would communicate the conversation while it was yet impressed upon his mind. The event was what she wished; and it was to that method chiefly that he owned his uncommon facility of remembering distant occurrences.