Some Reminiscences of the Life of Samuel Kirkland Lothrop by Samuel Kirkland LothropSome Reminiscences of the Life of Samuel Kirkland Lothrop by Samuel Kirkland Lothrop

Some Reminiscences of the Life of Samuel Kirkland Lothrop

bySamuel Kirkland Lothrop

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... it with a clearness, precision, and force that make it take practical hold of the intellect, the conscience, or the heart. In his writings you find beautiful thoughts, beautiful passages, but no well-rounded, comprehensive philosophy of religion or life; no substantial basis of faith; no clear delineations of what the present is, or the future may be. His works are fragmentary and obscure,--sometimes, I think, unintelligible; and his life has been marked by no noble, generous, self-forgetting sacrifices and efforts that take hold of the popular heart. Whether his name will live to be a household word a century hence, and his works at that time hold a high place in American literature, is to my mind a little doubtful. We parted kindly and pleasantly at my last recitation, and my personal relations with him have always been pleasant. I went to Milton, where, with my skates, and coasting, and lots of play with my cousins Frank and Cornelia Amory, I had a grand time for a week, and then returned to Cambridge, and began work under Mr. Charles Brooks. That was an awful time,--that long, winter vacation. Dr. Kirkland often spent a night or two at a time in Boston with some of his friends; and if he did not pass the night in town, was almost always there at dinner and tea, so that I saw very little of him except at breakfast. I kept much aloof from Miss Mitchell, the housekeeper. My lonely meals were regularly served in the great parlor; I knew no families in Cambridge, and the few boys whom I knew seldom came to see me. Fortunately, Mr. Brooks made me study hard, and as I had nothing else to do I did study. I began Valpy's Greek Grammar with him; and though I often got discouraged and threw the book across the room in my disgust, I did make some progress. Every Saturda...
Title:Some Reminiscences of the Life of Samuel Kirkland LothropFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217995063

ISBN - 13:9780217995061