Etude Volume 21, No. 9

Etude Volume 21, No. 9

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...technical problems which argue well for success, other things (musical) being equal. Natural expression is for the child, artistic expression is for and of the profession, and the profession will not accept or indorse its inferior. A SERMON. The requirements for a successful career are not the same in all professions. A man with a taste for medicine does not elect to become a lawyer. If he is persuaded to attempt it, he violates the first condition of success. How many times this has been demonstrated! The wise guardian is he who takes into account first of all the predisposition of his ward; next the qualifications. How closely the parent who is all solicitude for the success of his son watches the boy! In his play and his work he is observing tendencies, strengthening him in his weaker places, rejoicing secretly in moments of promise, testing him with questions and problems, giving just sufficient rein to show the value of the curb, and all the while summing up the pros and cons of his choice for a career; for he knows the day must arrive when the question will be discussed and settled. What a day that is! Then, if ever, is exemplified that matchless comradeship which proves the wisdom of the law whieh sustains the institution called home or family. A lifework is at stake; shall it be entered upon with the double joy of enthusiasm and approval? Such a combination is capital in itself, and, as a rule, it is not impossible. The congenial parent can always shape the impressionable mind of the youth. If the talent is quite pronounced in a direction with which he is not in sympathy, then he must yield. His day of battle, however, is not when the question is to be settled, but long before. He has seen the trend, and quietly combated it. He...
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821513
  • 9781236821515