Excerpt from Lars Gustav Sellstedt
So ended his wanderings. His student days were over. Now, what had he acquired. In the way of knowledge, cul ture and character building at this, his Oxford and his Cambridge, his Harvard and his Yale? Why, he emerged from these twelve years as a common sailor an educated, cultivated man and with the fine attributes of self-knowl edge, self - reverence and self-control. Surely an extraor dinary result from such a life and such a training. How was it accomplished? Simply by the constant exercise and development of a mind endowed by nature with the quali ties of a student. Scholars are born, not made. Take for instance Andrew D. White. As you read his life, you are convinced that he was a scholar by nature as well as by training. So it was with Mr. Sellstedt. It was as natural for him to absorb knowledge as to breathe. He went about the world with his eyes wide open, and with every faculty of his intellect keenly alive.
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