The Celtic Review Volume 2

The Celtic Review Volume 2

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...30,000, and the 2 makes us feel there was no particular reason why the enumerator stopped short just then. Why not pause at 900? There is something very Teutonic in this soul-surrender to a Dictionary--this boiling down of the nation's heritage of genius to 902. After writing as above our essayist seems to have been struck with the idea that perhaps his selection might not be accepted unknown, and adds in a note, 'It would be tedious to explain here the principal of selection by which these 902 were obtained, ' but refers us to a series of articles then appearing in the Popular Science Journal. He goes on to show the best way of determinating place of origin is not to note place of birth, but by considering the districts to which the subject's four grandparents belong. In only a very small proportion of cases has he been able to determine the origins of all four grandparents, and has considered himself fortunate when able to tell where father and mother came from. Often, even in his desire to allot his geniuses to different counties, he has had to be content with merely finding out where the father came from. What does this prove as to the Celtic or Saxon origin of British genius 1 How does the plan of leaving the four grandparents outwork 1 Supposing a Scottish servant, bearing the commonest name in Scotland--Smith--accompanied his master's daughter south on her marriage to an English squire, and on being settled in employment in Hampshire he sent for and married his Scottish sweetheart--Margaret Millar--would their son, James Smith, born in the New Forest, be an Englishman because Mr. Ellis failed to find out from their very ordinary names that John and Margaret, his parents, were from Scotland. Supposing James Smith to get a good education, and..show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649842
  • 9781236649843