Writings by the Way

Writings by the Way

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Aristotelian in Oxford. In addition to the usual Oxford course of the ethics, rhetoric, and poetics, and the politics and economics, he had studied the analytical, physical, and metaphysical treatises, and the history of animals, and had consulted all the principal commentators. His reputation as an Aristotelian collected a large audience in the schools at his examination. Few of them were capable of estimating the amount of his learning; and to judge from their style of examination, the examining masters themselves seemed to feel his superiority. Still his examination, in the Oxford sense of the word, was not a brilliant one. Though a sound and even learned scholar, his was not the kind of scholarship that told in an Oxford examination. His early education in Scotland had not been fashioned after the model of an English public school. He wrote Latin prose with ease and correctness, but he was not in the practice of verse-writing--not that he was without a thorough knowledge of metres and of the niceties of the languages. Taken altogether, his examination, both for scholarship and science, has never been surpassed. His reading was not confined to the ordinary college course; it embraced also the learning of the period of the Beformation, and of the fourteenth and fifteenth Q centuries. His attention was at this period turned to medicine as a profession, and the early writers, on this branch of science formed part of his study. We may well be surprised when we consider this amount of labour, and remember that it was the spontaneous and unassisted effort of his own mind." These Oxford studies and distinctions seem to have lifted him above contentment with the choice of medicine as his profession in life, and to have led him in his...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992431
  • 9781236992437