Through The School; The Experiences Of A Mill Boy In Securing An Education

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byFrederic Kenyon Brown

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXXVI A Chapter of Sentiment and Literary Atmosphere, Including the Account of Sanderson, the Procrastinator. How Two Prize Checks Were Spent, A Parish of Talent WHEN came the announcement of Spring, at college, after the lawns and the paths had dried, and when the evenings were filled with the throaty gurglings of hopping robins. A sign in front of the Commons announced, "Class Sing Tonight 7:30." This is a "Sing;" At seven o'clock the students gather by classes at four different parts of the campus: the seniors to sit on their double fence, the juniors to sit on the steps of the recitation hall, the sophomores to occupy the commodious steps of the Assembly Hall, and the freshmen to stand near the library. Silence! Suddenly the low, vibrating voices of the seniors fill the air with, "Harvest Moon." On its completion, the three lower classes send snapping hand claps over to the fence. Silence! The juniors send across to the seniors the melodious, sentimental song, "Summer Days and Love, Love, Love!" over the triple trills of which the high-pitched tenors linger as if they would stop there and sound those musical half tones until out of breath. Led by the seniors, the underclassmen repeat the hand-clapping. Silence! With a sudden, flank attack, the sophomores, directed by a shirt-sleeved and very fat student fly into the midst of "Dolly Grey," a stirring war ballad, and from the pathos which wells out of the sentimental passages, one can easily imagine those wild, irresponsible sophomores crying in harmony with it. Once more the three classes snap their applause. Silence! A longer silence this time, for the freshmen, making their first appearance in the role of class singers--a thick mass of them--cannot agree with their director as to what the pre...

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... Chapter XXXVI A Chapter of Sentiment and Literary Atmosphere, Including the Account of Sanderson, the Procrastinator. How Two ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217307264

ISBN - 13:9780217307260

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