Talks to Students on the Art of Study

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byFrank Cramer

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... means to ends, they are not equally endowed with the tendency to cling to a purpose through failure. The desire for a bull-frog may be stronger in some than in others, but that does not determine who will stay longest at the pond. The boy who first suggested catching one may be the first to leave. They may all straggle home and leave behind the lad who at first felt the least desire for a bull-frog. He may not be impulsive or enthusiastic; his feelings are slow in growing. But his will is like a steel trap; it can shut, but it cannot open. All the efforts of the crowd have only made his task more hopeless; because the water is disturbed and so are the feelings of the frogs. They grasped the meaning of the situation quicker than the boys, and hid. But this boy has learned some important things; he knows now how not to catch a bull-frog. He seems to have no equipment left except the desire and the will, and failure for experience. But for him there is only one desire, and he has a will that never whiffles. That combination lays under tribute the highest and best thinking of which the mind is capable. When the sun has gone down and supper time is past; when the mud has settled to the bottom of the pond and the water is clear again; when the moon is up and the frogs are singing, that boy plods home. He is dirty, wet and hungry and has evil forebodings of what is in store. But there is a kicking bull-frog in his hand, and that is enough. He does not know what part the frog can play in appeasing the wrath to come, but he will offer him in evidence and yield him up in sacrifice. It is not the frog alone, but the triumph that bears him up and makes him think it was worth while. Of course, it may well be admitted that there is a limit to the exercise o'f a stubborn ...

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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.1903 Excerpt: ... means to ends, they are not equally endowed with the tendency to cling to a purpose through failure. The desire for a bull-frog ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217879381

ISBN - 13:9780217879385

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