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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1902 Excerpt: ... THE STUDY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE A LECTURE DELIVERED TO THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF ST. ANDREWS, MARCH 26, 1887 By LESLIE STEPHEN1 I Am to speak of a well-worn topic, and I begin by sayingjLbai_donot propose to dwell pononefoTits asgfcfs) I shall not consider the proper'pTaceorEnglish literature in our school and university studies. My reason is simply that I have not the practical experience which would enable me to pass beyond the ordinary commonplaces. I have more prejudices than reasoned convictions on that subject. I take for granted, indeed, as an undeniable proposition, that familiarity with our literature is desirable. It is desirable for us all to have the personal acquaintance of men 'Leslie Stephen, the well-known English author and lecturer, was born in 1832, and educated at Cambridge. He was editor of the Cornkill Magazine from 1871 to 1882. He is now engaged in editing the ' Dictionary of National Biography,' a most thorough and comprehensive work in fifty volumes. Mr. Stephen is wellknown by his ' Hours in a Library' (3 series), 'Life of Henry Fawcett,' and several volumes in the ' English Men of Letters series.' better, wiser, more highly endowed than ourselves. Acquaintance with such men is not less desirable after their death. In some respects it is even more desirable. The dead man cannot, it is true, answer our questions or thrill us by his bodily presence: but neither can he alarm our modesty or repel us by accidental infirmities. If we could consciously meet a Shakespeare, we should be struck dumb: but we are quite at our ease with that essence of Shakespeare which is compressed into a book. We can put him in our pockets, admit him to an audience when we are in the humor, and treat him as familiarly as a college chum. We can meet Dr. ...
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