The Life and Selections from the Correspondence of William Whewell

The Life and Selections from the Correspondence of William Whewell

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... spoken of by no one as eager and self-willed. I have had the people in the newspapers writing against my measures, and the J ohnians have thrown it out for the present. I send you some papers about it. You will not see the whole bearing of the measure at first. Anything which is to be done with regard to such objects as you mention, must in the University be done with great caution, and must be of such a nature as to take effect slowly. So you must not expect to hear of a revolution. I am sorry to find you give us so faint a hope of your coming here soon. We could talk on the matters which you speak of, but it is not easy for either of us to find time to write about them. My wife and Wors1ey's wife want to see you here as much or nearly as much as we ourselves do. I fear you are not too unhopeful about the Welsh bishoprics. I had a letter from Thirlwall about them which delighted me by its earnestness. The next letter from Archdeacon Hare is as follows: --Hurstmvonceuw: April 8, 1843. Most gladly would I believe that the reports of which I spoke in my last letter were altogether unfounded. But they came to me so repeatedly, and from so many quarters, and some of them certainly not unfriendly ones, that I thought I could hardly fulfil the duties of friendship without saying something to you about them; more especially as even among a man's friends there are very few who are not readier to note his defects in his absence than to his face. At all events I felt sure that you would receive what I said in kindness, and there could be no harm in a warning that might make you still more vigilant over yourself. As to your more general position, that it is scarcely possible to attempt the changes I wish for in the University without...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750217
  • 9781236750211