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Almond of Loretto; Being the Life and a Selection from the Letters of Hely Hutchinson Almond, M.A. Glasgow M.A. Oxon LL. D. Glasgow Headmaster of Lore (Paperback) Loot Price: R217 Discovery Miles 2 170
Almond of Loretto; Being the Life and a Selection from the Letters of Hely Hutchinson Almond, M.A. Glasgow M.A. Oxon LL. D....
Almond of Loretto; Being the Life and a Selection from the Letters of Hely Hutchinson Almond, M.A. Glasgow M.A. Oxon LL. D....

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Almond of Loretto; Being the Life and a Selection from the Letters of Hely Hutchinson Almond, M.A. Glasgow M.A. Oxon LL. D. Glasgow Headmaster of Lore (Paperback)

Robert Jameson MacKenzie

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III EARLY SCHOOLMASTERING Education, like literature, is the common refuge of men who have found no other vocation. Almond drifted into schoolmastering. He had made an unsuccessful attempt to pass into the India Civil Service, and was enjoying his youth thereafter in a round of cricket-matches amid the green slopes and pleasant woods of Torquay, when Mr. Townsend Warner, who had a tutorial establishment in the neighbourhood, fell ill, and desired his assistance. Almond complied; found, to his surprise, that the boys liked him; felt that here, in education, there was something that might be worth a life's work?something, at all events, that interested him; and, in fine, resolved to try the venture in that field. His fellow-Exhibitioner at Balliol and distant relative, Charles Langhorne, had recently joined his two brothers in taking over from their father, the Doctor, the management of ' Loretto House School, ' as it was then called, in Midlothian. Almond was offered the post of Mathematical teacher under the new triumvirate, and betook himself to Loretto in that capacity early in the year 1857. Of this first appearance of Almond at Loretto it is unnecessary to speak at length. The School was then little more than a preparatory for the English public schools, or for entrance, upon a somewhat low standard of attainment, at the Scottish universities, which were at that date mainly occupied, in their Arts classes, with what is now regarded as secondary school work. From the time of its establishment under Dr. Langhorne in 1829 it had always had a good social connection. Among the sixty pupils whom the Doctor handed over to his successors were a number of boys of good family. Of the new headmasters one at least, Almond's college companion already mentioned, was...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Robert Jameson MacKenzie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 140
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67798-1
Barcode: 9780217677981
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LSN: 0-217-67798-3

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