Frederic Latimer; Or, What Is the Standard?

Frederic Latimer; Or, What Is the Standard?

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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. 1875* edition. Excerpt: ... to be a matter of emulation who should excel; not for the purpose of selfish rivalry, but just to obtain one of the heart-warm commendations of the beloved professor. Diligence in the study hours, attention in the recitation-room, and hearty play in recess, were constantly and vigirously enforced by this wise professor. Consequently the exercises of his classes were always pleasant and improving. On the contrary, when Professor Nicholson, with his cold, stern manner entered his class-room, he usually stood by the side of his chair, requiring that all the boys should arise, ere he took his seat. With school-boy quickness they had soon ascertained that there was nothing in the little professor to inspire such outward tokens; consequently, this assumption aroused the evil in their bosoms before the opening of the classes, and gave rise to many a scene of insubordination and confusion; and yet he was conscientious in the performance of his duties. Sad that he was so much mistaken! Frederic Latimer soon secured a warm place in the heart of the good professor; for, having great knowledge of human nature, he quickly understood the excellent character of his new pupil; but, in the presence of the other boys, he made no difference, was universally just, and thus secured the esteem of all. Frederic improved daily, and was always in his place. Wasting no time in late hours at night, he was up betimes in the morning; and, conscientiously prepared with his exercises, he made rapid progress. Many a spare hour was passed in the room of his kind friend, who took great delight in the society of the noble boy, and gave him in those retired hours, most wise and faithful counsel. Frederic found that in the mixed society of a large college, but few were profitable...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676793
  • 9781236676795