The Life Of Theodorick Bland Pryor; First Mathematical-fellow Of Princeton College

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byThomas Danly Suplée

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ... "He has just arrived At life's best season, when the world seems all One land of promise; when hope, like the lark. Sings to the unrisen sun, and time's dread scythe Is polished to a bright and flattering mirror, Where youth and beauty view their growing image, And wanton with the edge."--Henry Neelt. j?,RYOR remained in the school of Prof. McCabe until July, 1868--the close of the academic year, when he returned to Brooklyn to spend the summer with his family. During the two months following the all-important, oft-discussed, but still undecided question was--" Shall I go to College?" For more than a year he had been fitted to enter the Freshman class in any of our collegiate institutions; but his age, as well as the circumstances of the family, prevented him from doing so. And now that he was prepared to begin college life, as a Sophomore, the prospect seemed no brighter--the pet dream of his life, a college education, appeared, as it ever had, to flee before him. And the question which gave so much anxiety and trouble to the son, caused equal disquietude in the hearts of his parents. Many were the councils held in secret, and long protracted the frequent but unsatisfactory discussions, which often lasted far into the night. Both felt that their boy must be sent; and yet the way never seemed clear to either. And so it was when the summer was drawing nearer its close--the important question still unsettled, and the hour imminent when it must be answered. One morning late in August, asPryor and his mother were returning from church, he drew her arm within his own, and turned into a quiet street, saying that he wanted to speak with her on a subject which had occupied his mind for months. The fond mother's heart anticipated the cause of her son's perplexity--...

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ... "He has just arrived At life's best season, when the world seems all One land of promise; when hope, like the lark. Sings to th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232043

ISBN - 13:9780217232043

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