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William Gammell, LL. D.; A Biographical Sketch, with Selections from His Writings (Paperback) Loot Price: R397
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William Gammell, LL. D.; A Biographical Sketch, with Selections from His Writings (Paperback): William Gammell

William Gammell, LL. D.; A Biographical Sketch, with Selections from His Writings (Paperback)

William Gammell

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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.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...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Gammell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-29598-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-29598-1
Barcode: 9781151295989

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