Inaugural Address to the Students of the University of Glasgow

Inaugural Address to the Students of the University of Glasgow : December 5, 1879 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Inaugural Address to the Students of the University of Glasgow: December 5, 1879 From 1859 to 1865, I had the honour to hold the Office of Rector in the University of Edin burgh; and to take part in the Government of that University as the presiding member of its Court, and otherwise. Upon agreeing that my name should be submitted to you for the corresponding office in 1877, I stated my inability to engage myself for the performance of any active duty whatever, including in this renunciation the time-honoured function, which has been exalted by the willing efl'orts of so many distinguished men; the function of deliver ing a Rectorial Address to the Students of the University. In so stipulating, I was not governed by any disposition to undervalue the honour solicited on my behalf, or the dignity of this ancient and noble institution: but I had in View partly my increased and increasing years, partly the fact that I had already travelled over the field of such topics. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243030797
  • 9780243030798