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1850 edition. Excerpt: ... containing notes of a lecture on
divinity, given by an eminent (?) professor of that University.
Mercy on us how the worthy gentleman stared, as he contemplated the
nature of his son's studies. For dissipation he had been prepared,
--he had heard of it. For expense, he had already suffered. For the
absence of all study, he had had some reason to suspect it. But for
This to find a young man, I who had distinguished himself in some
degree by his literary efforts, previous to his entering into
College life, employed in carefully penning down, without any
exercise of intellect, imagination, or even of memory, a series of
trivial facts, the least absurd of which would be unworthy of the
mistress or pupil of a Sunday-school Poor man he almost raved. We
will not take upon ourselves to say thatj he did not swear a round
oath. If he did, we doubt not but that, like that of Sterne's hero,
it will be excused and blotted out by the recording angel. 0
Religion whose proudest temple is in the hearts of those of an
humble and contrite spirit, --who inhabitest Heaven, but despisest
not the meanest cottage, --thou, who leadest us from nature up to
nature's God, and who, in the sacred pages of Revelation, hast
taught us "to visit the fatherless and widow in their affliction,
and to%eep ourselves unspotted from the world," how is thy sacred
name perverted and abused at Oxford What shall we say of the
Classical Lectures, but that they are the most desultory,
imperfect, and useless conceivable? We never, during our whole
experience as an undergraduate, met with more than one instance to
the contrary. Shall we tell of one man, who got through ten lines
of Cicero's letters to Atticus in about as many weeks? How, then,
was the thing kept up? Why, by a dropping fire, ...
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