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A Vindication of Colleges and College Endowments: An Inaugural Address ...
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00 per session accomplished scholars acquired advantage Alfred American colleges ancient languages annual Aristotle assert Boccaccio capacious Dormitories cation century Charlemagne circumstances City conceded conversation course crusade against classical DEPARTMENT discipline encouragement Endowments exclusive expense experience Faculty fashion favor Florence found to flourish free Scholarships funds furnish gentleman GEORGE ROBERTSON Germany Grammar Grecian literature habits hand honor ignorance improvement influence instance instruction intellectual interest Italy knowledge labor Latin lectures Lexington liberal Library Lorenzo de Medici mathematical means Medical Medicine ments mind modern colleges moral Morrison College munificence nature necessity never northwest passage novelty objection Oxford parental government patronage Plato political posi practical Professor Radclifle recitation revenues ROBERT DAVIDSON Schoolmen sinecures societies spontaneous demand Steward's house supposed teach theories tion Transylvania Institute truth tuition fees University University of Edinburgh Vindication of Colleges West youthful breast
Page 8 - ... of man has shorter ways of going to work, in furnishing itself with knowledge and instruction, than we generally take with it. — But, alack! all fields have not a river or a spring running beside them ; — every child, Yorick, has not a parent to point it out. — The whole entirely depends, added my father, in a low voice, upon the auxiliary verbs, Mr. Yorick. Had Yorick trod upon Virgil's snake, he could not...
Page 20 - ... your conduct guide ; Be mine the common wisdom that inspires The frugal manners of our ancient sires , And , while your youth may yet a tutor claim , To guard your virtue, and preserve your fame, But soon as time confirms , with stronger tone, Your strength and mind, your conduct be your own. ' Thus did he form my youth with lenient hand ; When he for virtue urg'd the soft command, Pointing some awful senator to view , ' His grave example constantly pursue.
Page 19 - Achaian host; Thy youth as then in sage debates unskill'd, And new to perils of the direful field: He bade me teach thee all the ways of war, To shine in councils, and in camps to dare. Never, ah, never let me leave thy side! No time shall part us, and no fate divide, Not...
Page 20 - That equal ruin and dishonour rise From such an action, when that scoundrel's name Is branded with the flagrant marks of shame ?" A neighbour's funeral, with dire affright, Checks the sick man's intemperate appetite ; So is the shame of others oft imprest With wholesome terrours on the youthful breast.
Page 12 - Reading makes a full man, writing an exact man, and conversation a ready man...
Page 26 - Your approving countenances and beaming eyes; this crowded floor and thronged gallery; this assemblage of the intelligence, the virtue, the worth, the industry, the wealth, the youth, the beauty, of the city, and not of this city only, but of other places, assure us of the interest you feel in the success of the trial on which we are about to enter, and of the encouragement we may look for at your hands.
Page 3 - We have new trustees, new teachers, new laws, new funds, and even new buildings, and unless a certain musty proverb has lost its virtue, we are unquestionably entitled to all the benefits that novelty can give. Thus we turn the very objection into an argument in our favor.
Page 18 - West, the instruction should be of a kind calculated to fit young men for the active duties of life, and for any station in the Republic to which circumstances may direct their way.
Page 6 - ... the wealthiest and most populous counties in the State. Two other departments of the University have long continued to flourish here with constantly increasing prosperity; why should Morrison College languish? There is an immense amount of property and funds vested in this University.