Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree in Southern Colleges : A Report Prepared for the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools in the Southern States, Read at the Meeting at Athens, Georgia, November 2, 1898 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree in Southern Colleges: A Report Prepared for the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools in the Southern States, Read at the Meeting at Athens, Georgia, November 2, 1898 Thirdly, we must give the youth a knowledge of his own tongue, its history, its laws, its idoms, and its capabilities. In these days 'it is necessary that he also have a knowledge of the tongues of several other. Peoples. In order to avail himself of the literature and art of the past and to make his own contribution to the thought of the future, he must, in fact, know all the methods of embodying thought and feel ing. Language, the vehicle of thought, is absolutely essential, espe cially a mastery of the mother tongue. It is the crystal vial that contains all the potentiality of the living present, as literature is the sculptured urn that holds all the ashes of the dead past.. These are not mere accomplishments rightly viewed and used, they are an inspi ration, a lesson, and a guide. Aside from their direct, or first uses, the languages are the most perfect educational polishing machines. In the gymnasium of the Latin and Greek, the mind, stripped like the athlete, brings many an intellectual muscle into play. Properly used, these studies exercise many faculties - observation, comparison, and analysis, as well as memory, imagination, and taste. Through them the youthful mind grows to robust manhood, so that he who was but a stripling of a freshman finds himself an intellectual Hercules when a senior. 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.
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