The Oxford Stamp, And Other Essays; Articles From The Educational Creed Of An American Oxonian

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byFrank Aydelotte

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... I say boldly that this our sentiment for beauty and sweetness, our sentiment against hideousness and rawness, has been at the bottom of our attachment to so many beaten causes, of our opposition to so many triumphant movements. And the sentiment is true, and has never been wholly defeated, and has shown its power even in its defeat. We have not won our political battles, we have not carried our main points, we have not stopped our adversaries' advance, we have not marched victoriously with the modern world; but we have told silently upon the mind of the country, we have prepared currents of feeling which sap our adversaries' position when it seems gained, we have kept up our own communications with the future.'1 Opinions may differ as to the value of Oxford training, but, whether Arnold be right or wrong, it is undeniable that (saving a few exceptions which prove the rule) Oxford does make an impression, and that a deep one, upon her sons. Her influence works in complex and subtle ways which defy complete analysis. Yet the Ameri1 Culture and Anarchy, ch. i. can student, fresh from his experience in an American university, especially if he be looking forward to becoming a university teacher on his return, can hardly resist attempting such an analysis if only for the sake of making himself more broadly useful to the institution he is to serve. I wish in this essay to point out two or three ways in which it has seemed to me that the life at Oxford stamps upon the men who live it this distinctive character. I shall not resist the temptation to compare Oxford life with that in an American university, and if the result is to show that Oxford utilizes for good certain social and intellectual activities which in our colleges tend either to go to waste or to produ...

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... I say boldly that this our sentiment for beauty and sweetness, our sentiment against hideousness and rawness, has been at the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217100163

ISBN - 13:9780217100168

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