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Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV

Essays chiefly on the Science of Language

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 180,326 / 568 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.2
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 809
Added to site: 2009.10.07
mnybks.net#: 25495
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Language, Essays
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sible number of young men to enjoy the best possible education in schools and universities. But when that is done the community feels that it has fulfilled its duty, and it says to the young generation, Now swim or drown. A manly struggle against poverty, it may be even against actual hunger, will form a stronger and sounder metal than a lotus-eating club-life in London or Paris. Whatever fellowships were intended to be, they were never intended to be mere sinecures, as most of them are at present. It is a national blessing that the two ancient universities of England should have saved such large funds from the shipwreck that swallowed up the corporate funds of the continental universities. But, in order to secure their safety for the future, it is absolutely necessary that these funds should be utilized again for the advancement of learning. Why should not a fellowship be made into a career for life, beginning with little, but rising like the incomes of other professions? Why should the grotesque condit

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