Edward Rowland Sill; His Life And Work

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Belmont Parker

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...is no mere spider-like machine To spin out webs of railroads after him In all earth's corners, nor a crafty brain Made to knit cunning nets of politics Or sharpen down to insignificance On the grinding wheels of business, but a Soul, That travelling higher worlds in upper light Dips down through bodily contact into this." Need enough there was of it; for California was "practical," materialistic, Philistine. Sill did what he could to stem the tide, and while he was at the university, letters never lacked a champion nor the life of the spirit an exponent. Some there will be to regret that he did not give himself wholly to letters, leaving pedagogy to others. He was, of course, first and last a man of letters, and say as loud and often as he liked that he was "only a school teacher who occasionally wrote verses," he probably knew in his moments of insight that the pen was his true weapon and the written word his deed. So long as he was teaching, however, he gave himself manfully to his teaching, writing but little poetry and very few letters except to students either in tutelage or out of the academic nest and themselves grappling with the teacher's task. The letters and fragments of letters which follow are taken from the "Memorial Volume " issued in California in 1887, the originals no longer obtainable and the very names of the recipients unknown for the most part. Full of preaching they are. "We plant the Newer England!" "I hope you are not trying to do any brain-work. Let your brains vegetate and make new growth undisturbed, for next term!--there's so much I shall ask you to do. Mind you, I know about brains. The thing you want now till term opens is absolute stupidity, and great activity in the digestive apparatus. Horrid, is n't it!...

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...is no mere spider-like machine To spin out webs of railroads after him In all earth's corners, nor a crafty bra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217710646

ISBN - 13:9780217710640

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