Conditions of Success in Public Life: An Address Delivered in Sanders Theatre Before the Students of Harvard University, Honor Day, Nov, 21, 1900 (Classic Reprint) by George F Hoar (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Conditions of Success in Public Life: An Address Delivered in Sanders Theatre Before the Students of Harvard University, Hor Day, Nov, 21, 1900 I Certainly do t come here to preach. It was the fashion many years ago to ask men in public life to the colleges at the Commencement season to deliver orations on the scholar's mission, or the relation of educated men to the State, or the higher education, or various kindred topics. They used sometimes to take advantage of the occasion to pay back the criticism which they get so abundantly from the University, when the scholar of the University gives his opinion upon matters in which he is scholar, and the man in political life returns the compliment by giving educators his opinion about matters in which he has education. In general, the young men spent the hour devoted to the address outside on the grass or on the chains or the fence, while the speaker was listened to inside by their mothers, and grandmothers, and aunts. I am proud to say these ladies used to declare themselves to be much gratified by the sentiments of the discourse. But I have long withdrawn from that field of labor. 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 techlogy 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.