The South Carolina College on Commencement Day, June Address Before (Classic Reprint)

The South Carolina College on Commencement Day, June Address Before (Classic Reprint)
The South Carolina College on Commencement Day, June Address Before (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The South Carolina College on Commencement Day, June Address BeforeMr. President, Gentlemen of the Board of Trustees and of the Faculty, and Fellow-citizens:When your kind invitation came to me to make your annual address, I confess I felt the compliment very deeply. I regard it as a very signal honor to be called, at this time, to perform this duty. Yours is no ordinary history, and, in view of what your past requires of you, it would be impossible not to construe this trust, for so I regard it, as a mark of great respect from so self-respecting and thoughtful a people. So soon, too, after your reorganization, weighty problems, requiring the nicest judgment for correct solution, are pressing upon you; and it is but reasonable to suppose that at such time, no vain rhetorical pageant - the lay figures and wax-works of thought - would suffice; but that you expect some solid contribution to the available fund of educational philosophy or practical methods. All this made your request a very flattering one, but it imposes a responsibility well-nigh appalling to a man so occupied and so unambitious as myself.My effort in life is, when I speak, to say some useful word, and when I act to do some useful thing. But, on these public occasions, paradox, so alluring to some minds and so titillating to the fancy of many, is almost demanded of the speaker, and common sense is too apt to be regarded as mere common-place. Nevertheless, it cannot be that judicious words, even without the graces of manner or diction, can ever come amiss to a people so thoughtful (as I have already said), as the people of South Carolina; and, in speaking to you to-day, I know I am addressing the heart and brain of South Carolina. I will go therefore, I said, to this ancient and honorable people with the thoughts and ideas my mind has shaped in regard to education, not for their instruction, but as suggestive merely; and, with their minds all wide awake and intent on such matters, they will sift out whatever is of practical value to them. I beg you, therefore, gentlemen, to accept what I have to say in the spirit in which it is offered.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.