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Harvard Reminiscences (Paperback) Loot Price: R249 Discovery Miles 2 490
Harvard Reminiscences (Paperback): Andrew P Peabody
Harvard Reminiscences (Paperback): Andrew P Peabody

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Harvard Reminiscences (Paperback)

Andrew P Peabody

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... ors in office. He retained to the last his love of the college, rendered to it every service within his power, and ceased to be present on its public days only when prevented by disabling infirmity. He exceeded his ninety-second year, with some failure in mental activity and in the memory of recent events, but with unimpaired clearness and strength of mind, and richly endowed with those traits of the spiritual nature which merge the late evening shadows of life in the dawn of the eternal day. LEVI HEDGE. (1792.) Those who remember the elder Dr. Hedge, are constantly reminded of him by his son, Rev. Dr. Henry F. Hedge. The son closely resembles the father in face, but with more force and variety of expression; in voice, but with greater strength of utterance and flexibility of modulation; in form, but with a larger frame. The father, who was our professor of logic, metaphysics, and political economy, was exact and punctilious to the last degree; but, in an equal degree, just and kind in his relations to the students. Few of us saw him except in the class-room; but when a legitimate indulgence or an act of clemency was desired, we went to no college officer more readily than to him: and in his study his rigidness of manner disappeared. In the recitation hour he imparted no instruction whatever, and gave us distinctly to understand that he regarded the words of the textrbook as preferable--and undoubtedly they were--to the best paraphrase that we could make of them. Students expected to gain his permanent good will and lasting favor by reciting his "Logic" verbatim, and there were myths afloat as to his own laudation of the book: "It took me fourteen years, with the assistance of the adult members of my family, to write this book; and I am sure that you cann...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Andrew P Peabody
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 52
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-55630-2
Barcode: 9781150556302
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-55630-7

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