Some Reminiscences of the Life of Samuel Kirkland Lothrop

Paperback | January 16, 2012

bySamuel Kirkland Lothrop

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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...

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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 wri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217995063

ISBN - 13:9780217995061

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