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illustrated.1890 Excerpt: ... came acquainted with him. As I had
not the honor of graduating at this University, I count myself very
fortunate in having the early acquaintance, in my professional
studies at home and abroad, --not the acquaintance only, but I may
venture to say in some cases the intimate friendship, --of some of
the choicest sons of Brown University: the lamented Diman and Dunn,
and, among the living, such men as Professors Fisher, of New Haven,
and Murray, of Princeton. From these men I first heard the name of
Gammell, not as of an ordinary teacher, but spoken of with youthful
familiarity; indeed, with an affectionate gratitude, as of one who
had led them into the pleasant paths of literature, and inspired
them with a desire for something pure and lofty, encouraging their
youthful efforts. I learned to admire and respect our friend from
them. His life had gone out into theirs, as is the case with all
true teachers; not the precepts only, not the canons of literary
taste, but a certain quality of mind and heart, a love of all high
thoughts and generous emotions, that must be felt to be understood.
Professor Gammell did the best of his work, perhaps, in the
influence he exerted over others. He certainly spent many of the
best years of his life in this service. "I am not unmindful of his
excellent writings; surely in this place we cannot forget his
historical papers, his studies in special fields, or his wide
acquaintance with the domain of history. But he gave a great deal
of his life to the work of teaching. He spent some of his best
years in those efforts which seem to many men petty and trivial, to
correct the faults and prune the exuberance of youth, to impart to
generous minds a sense of the sacredness of all truth and beauty,
and the close relation there is between re...
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