Addresses And Sermons To Students; Being A Series Of Commencement Orations And Baccalaureate Sermons

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byDavid Mcconnell Steele

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI HEIRS APPARENT University of Pennsylvania A Commencement Oration to the Graduating Class, in the Academy of Music. to do something like this. I have traced, first, the history by epochs of the geographical enlargement of this country. Next, I have rehearsed the names of those few men who were responsible for this: men who took a prophetic view of their country's possibilities. In the third place I have tried to show how the fortunes of this country are, in this generation especially, being committed in trust to the young men of this generation, and, because of their especial ability, especially to university men. And, lastly, I have tried to make real the burden of a few specific duties that devolve on those who have a kingship each for an inheritance. HEIRS APPARENT "Creation's heir, the world, the world is mine!"--Goldsmith, The Traveller. Mr. Provost, Members of the Graduating Class, Ladies and Gentlemen: for the honor of standing in your presence here to-day--which in very truth I count an honor--I can only say I thank you. On the honor you students have won for yourselves by completing your respective courses--which completion this day marks--I congratulate you. And, in that future course which shall be yours--that life-long course of life-work, of which this day marks the "commencement"--from my very heart I wish you well. But now, having thus made my bow to you, and that in those three stereotyped expressions which long usage has rendered classic at such times as this, I confess my inability to proceed one step farther in fit phraseology. I cannot speak to you in phrases adequate to this occasion. No man ever can. There are no phrases adequate. And yet, I must speak. If I were dumb I would be driven to it; any man would...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI HEIRS APPARENT University of Pennsylvania A Commencement Oration to the Graduating Class, in the Ac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217165230

ISBN - 13:9780217165235

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