The Tercentenary: A Retrospect (Classic Reprint) by James CoxThe Tercentenary: A Retrospect (Classic Reprint) by James Cox

The Tercentenary: A Retrospect (Classic Reprint)

byJames Cox

Paperback | August 7, 2018

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And here it must be admitted, as a matter of great regret, that those gentlemen upon whom devolved the responsibility and labour of carrying out the details of the celebration - upon whom rested the necessity of guiding and directing what ought to have been the greatest demonstration of our time, fell short of what was required of them. They suffered themselves to be in?uenced by the utilitarian spirit which is so universal amongst us, and decided that nothing should be done to honour the great bard that had not for its end and object something that should be of benefit to us or our children. Hence the scheme for the endowment of a scholarship at the Uni versity; while, unfortunately for them, and unfortunately for the movement generally, those gentlemen who had fixed upon the wrong place for the national tribute, seized the Opportunity which presented itself, and fixed upon the right thing to do, and the only thing which was likely to command any general and great amount of support viz., the erection of a monument a work of art simply and solely for the expression of a nation's love and admiration of him to whom she owed so much.

So here we were at the commencement, Stratford attempting to do the wrong thing in the right place, and London attempting the right thing in the wrong place.

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Title:The Tercentenary: A Retrospect (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.04 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1333391447

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