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Pàgina 4 - The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
Pàgina 35 - English, the written work of every student in all his courses (theses, reports, quizzes, examination papers, etc.) is subject to inspection by the Committee. It is the duty of each member of the teaching staff to require that his students shall be careful in their use of English, to give due weight in the making up of grades to the students...
Pàgina 26 - But our national literature will never hold its due place nor perform its proper work in our consciousness till we reverse the orthodox contention and declare instead that the older English literature must forever be a part of American literature. It will always be too soon to substitute our own authors for Chaucer or Spenser or Shakespeare or Milton.
Pàgina 24 - Mr. Brown, what is an ancient mariner? MR. BROWN: Why, let's see, it's a it's a kind of a old sailor. TEACHER: And what is meant when it says he stoppeth one of three? MR. BROWN: Well well it means it means he stopped a man. They was three men and he stopped one of them one of the three.
Pàgina 6 - What are you driving at?" the dealer asked. "Not charitable?" returned the other, gloomily. "Not charitable; not pious; not scrupulous; unloving; unbeloved; a hand to get money, a safe to keep it. Is that all? Dear God, man, is that all?" "I will tell you what it is," began the dealer, with some sharpness, and then broke off again into a chuckle.
Pàgina 27 - American" characteristics — no critic that I know has ever given a good account of them. You can define certain peculiarities of American politics, American agriculture, American public schools, even American religion. But what is uniquely American in American literature? Poe is just as American as Mark Twain; Lanier is just as American as Whittier. The American spirit in literature is a myth, like American valor in war, which is precisely like the valor of Italians and Japanese.
Pàgina 26 - ... very distant period in the future its bulk and diversity will be so immense that Americans will either be obliged to give it the central place in their programme of reading or they will be obliged to remain ignorant of their own national culture and its chief instrument. At the present time it is a conservative estimate to say that nine-tenths of our university teachers are more competent to discuss the literature of England than the literature of America...