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The Old Quadrangle, Edinburgh University, MCM-MCMV (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
Discovery Miles 2 580
The Old Quadrangle, Edinburgh University, MCM-MCMV (Paperback): William Lowson, Books Group
The Old Quadrangle, Edinburgh University, MCM-MCMV (Paperback): William Lowson, Books Group

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The Old Quadrangle, Edinburgh University, MCM-MCMV (Paperback)

William Lowson, Books Group

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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. 1907 Excerpt: ...must formerly, eked out by the convivialities of "The Rainbow" or "Rutherford's," have been the sole expression of the idea which is now wrought into the spacious, luxurious, many-sided Union. Somehow the magical change, the bewildering contrast raises alloyed feelings. At the latter end of sustained wonder and congratulation flits the vague summer shadow of a question. But the attempt to answer the question, or even to define it, would be premature. Saturnine fellows have been known to drag the ponderous arm-chair, which is "the chair," from its high station and, seated for hours before the ruddy stove, to imply a preference for ancient exiguity over modern opulence. But this is moodiness. The Associated Societies' Hall has already been mentioned in a former essay, and the impending eviction from it sorrowfully noted. What is thereafter to be the destiny of the familiar room is uncertain or unknown. The change almost must needs be degradation. The Honorary President of the Associated Societies has never been known to preside in the flesh over any of their several or common deliberations. He has no everyday working substitute; for the theory of the Annual General Meeting is that the sister societies assemble as the guests of that one of their number on whom rotation has imposed the duty of receiving them, and by the host on such occasions a chairman is supplied in ordinary course. However, as the honorary official has always had the merit of being something like a great man, the relation is inspiring, and he may reasonably be thought of as overlooking our multiple conduct of affairs in, at least, a sort of astral presidency. Once in his term he condescends to the lower grade of reality and delivers an address. Lytton and, as we...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: William Lowson • Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-9270-9
Barcode: 9781459092709
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4590-9270-8

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