The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Ll.d; Including A Journal Of His Tour To The Hebrides Volume 3

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJames Boswell

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...we consider academical institutions as preparatory to a settlement in the world. It is only by being employed as a tutor, that a fellow can obtain anything more than a livelihood. To be sure, a man who has enough without teaching will probably not teach; for we would all be idle if we could. In the same manner, a man who is to get nothing by teaching will not 1 Dr. Adam Smith, who was for some time a professor in the university of Glasgow, has uttered, in his " Wealth of Nations," some reflections upon this subject which are certainly not well founded, and seem to be invidious. riT-a-LIBELS ON THE DEAD. 229 exert himself. Gresham College was intended as a place of instruction for London; able professors were to read lectures gratis; they contrived to have no scholars; whereas, if they had been allowed to receive but sixpence a lecture from each scholar, they would have been emulous to have had many scholars. Everybody will agree that it should be the interest of those who teach to have scholars; and this is the case in our universities. That they are too rich is certainly not true; for they have nothing good enough to keep a man of eminent learning with them for his life. In the foreign universities a professorship is a high thing. It is as much almost as a man can make by his learning: and therefore we find the most learned men abroad are in the universities. It is net so with us. Our universities are impoverished of learning, by the penury of their provisions. I wish there were many places of a thousand a-year at Oxford, to keep first-rate men of learning from quitting the university." Undoubtedly, if this were the case, literature would have a still greater dignity and splendour at Oxford, and there would be grander living sources of...

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...we consider academical institutions as preparatory to a settlement in the world. It is only by being employed a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217800394

ISBN - 13:9780217800396

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