Student Life at Edinburgh University

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byNorman Fraser

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII. I PASS IN "CLASSICS." "Du hast das nicht, was Andre haben, Und Andern mangeln deine Gaben; Aus dieser Unvollkommenheit Entspringet die Geselligkeit."--Gellert. MANAGED to pull through my examination successfully. Fortunately for me the Latin extracts from Cicero's De Offiicis, and Livy, were ones which I was familiar with, although the Iliad puzzled me somewhat. The paper in Mathematics was something at which I inwardly shuddered. I was never good at Mathematics, and my brain got so confused that my scholastic barque became nearly a wreck through them. This circumstance brings to my recollection an instance in the career of Professor Blackie, when he was a student at Aberdeen Uniyer sity. He was, and is, a splendid Hellenist, but was always "plucked" in Mathematics. In a book which I borrowed recently from the Library, and written by Blackie himself, I found this written after his name, in pencil--" plucked five times in Mathematics!" which I believe is pretty near the truth: so that the Greek Professor never received his M.A., although higher honours were conferred upon him. I was gratified, several days after the examination, at finding I had "passed," although only 65 per cent. was marked after my name. Meanwhile, before this-had taken place several important things had occurred. The suggestion I had thrown out in January previous had taken effect, and a society had been formed, wherein many vital points were discussed, and it was the means of bringing many Christian lads into closer contact with each other. It was true there was a meeting for prayer every Saturday morning during the winter session, within the walls of the University, which had been founded when M'Cheyne, and Burns the Chinese missionary were students at our Alma Mater; bu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII. I PASS IN "CLASSICS." "Du hast das nicht, was Andre haben, Und Andern mangeln deine Gaben; Aus dieser Unvollkomme...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217997260

ISBN - 13:9780217997263

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