The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 46

The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 46

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...little nephews. In a sidechapel is the tomb of Robert, Duke of Normandy, eldest son of the Conqueror. The effigy, of Irish oak, is so instinct with force and vigor in its only half recumbent posture that the iron screen seems really necessary to hold the Norman down. But the royal burial that made the fortunes of the cathedral was that of the wretched Edward II, whose canopied tomb in the choir became a favorite shrine of pilgrimage. Still the Severn, now with a burden of heavily-freighted barges, a mighty flood that has left more than one hundred miles behind the tiny pool, three inches deep, in which it rose, sweeps on, past the stern walls of Berkeley Castle, where Edward II was cruelly done to death, toward the Somerset boundary. Here it receives the waters of the lower Avon, on which the great port of Bristol stands, and so the proud Sabrina leads her retinue of streams into the Bristol Channel, HE irresistible charm of his style and the wide acceptance of his translations of Plato, Aristotle, and Thucydides sufficiently account for the reputation of Jowett the author. But the career of the teacher and the personal power of the man were deeply rooted in the peculiar conditions of English University life. Balliol scholar at the age of nineteen, fellow of Balliol while still an undergraduate at twentyone, tutor at twenty-five, Regius Professor of Greek at thirtyeight, master of Balliol from fifty-three till his death, ViceChancellor of the University from sixty-five to sixty-nine, never married, absorbed in the routine of tutoring and college administration, he might seem to have led the typically scholastic life of the dons whom in one of his sermons he maliciously described as "sitting in their chairs and growing--narrower year...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851897
  • 9781236851895