East And West; Being Papers Reprinted From The "daily Telegraph" And Other Sources

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bySir Edwin Arnold

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II "ASPECTS OF LIFE II "ASPECTS OF LIFE" An Address delivered in the Town Hall, Birmingham, on I he loth of October 1893, as President of the Midland Institute. It is thirty-five years from the day when I last stood in Birmingham. More than a generation has, in fact, elapsed since, as a very young man, newly graduated at Oxford, I had the good fortune to be selected as a Master in your King Edward's School. And now a much greater honour, one far beyond my merits, has fallen upon me--to be chosen to address this important and enlightened Institute, in your famous, patriotic, and prosperous city. I should hold it an impertinence to dwell at any length on that which must be too obvious-- my inability to discharge with becoming credit the responsibilities of such a succession. For you have established upon the records of your Institute, in its list of Presidents, a dynasty of such intellectual and social splendour as hardly any other association could rival. Finding myself in the place which they have rendered august, it is with true respect that I recall some among the names of my brilliant predecessors. That master of all English hearts has spoken here --Charles Dickens; as well as those illustrious physicists Professors Huxley, and Tyndall, and Lord Kelvin. The wide and gentle genius of my friend Sir John Lubbock has graced this seat, and the kindly learning of my old tutor, Arthur Stanley; together with the research and the philosophy of renowned historians like Mr. Lecky, Professor Seeley, and Mr. Froude. You have been addressed by a Primate of All England in his Grace of Canterbury; by an Indian Viceroy in Lord Northbrook; by a chief of critics in Mr. James Russell Lowell; and by an accomplished astronomer in Sir Robert Ball. The glory of these and other names whi...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II "ASPECTS OF LIFE II "ASPECTS OF LIFE" An Address delivered in the Town Hall, Birmingham, on I he loth of October 1893, as President of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217832334

ISBN - 13:9780217832335

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