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A Broader Mission for Liberal Education

Baccalaureate Address, Delivered in Agricultural College Chapel, Sunday June 9, 1901

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,222 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.7
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 462
Added to site: 2008.01.01
mnybks.net#: 19569
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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value. The needs of culture cannot be satisfied by mere discipline any more than they can be satisfied by merely utilitarian subjects. But where the training is essentially practical and directly helpful in discharging the highest of all human duties, that of providing the necessaries of life, while at the same time affording abundant opportunity for the study of the language and literature of our own race, the blending thus of cultural and practical training should possess a clientage immeasurably larger, because more useful, than where only the purely cultural is sought. Where the head is educated away from the hand and the number fitted for ministerial and professional duties far overruns the demand for service, a heavy burden is imposed upon the producing masses. At the same time thousands are graduated every year for positions that have only a prospective existence. The professions are overcrowded to a degree that challenges the sanity of the country's educational energies. And were it not for the gravit

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