The History of the High School of Edinburgh

The History of the High School of Edinburgh

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...this school. It is a subject of regret, that a seminary which has flourished for centuries, actually does not at this moment possess more than three portraits of those distinguished men who have laboured within its walls. Ve sincerely hope, that additions will soon be made to the admirable portraits of Dr Adam, Professor Pillans, and Dr Carson, the only memorials of the kind which now adorn the great hall of the High School. Gifts of original portraits or busts of eminent teachers and of celebrated pupils, will, we are sure, be duly prized. The excellent seminary, whose various fortunes we have now endeavoured to delineate, has long proved an unspeakable blessing to the community. We have seen that the sons of the wealthiest among the aristocracy and of the humbler citizens have ever found ready admission to its forms; and, unconscious of any superiority save that which talents and assiduity can confer, have appeared side by side striving to emulate each other. We have shown that the discipline is admirable, based upon a principle of mingled firmness and gentleness. Not a few individuals occupying important stations in society, have been indebted to this school for much of the knowledge which they possess. Its pupils of all professions are scattered over the globe. It were easy, pleasant, and useful, did our limits permit, to enlarge on the merits of the departed who signalized themselves in public life; nor would it be less agreeable to speak of the eminent qualities which characterize many of the living. To the city of Edinburgh this ancient and illustrious seminary of classical learning is, in every respect, a distinguished ornament. Our earnest prayer is, that to latest ages, by a succession of able, conscientious, and effective teachers like...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595645
  • 9781236595645