Life and Reminiscences from Birth to Manhood of Wm. G. Johnston

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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. 1901 Excerpt: ...to those Western University--The Professors. 155 days, and always with intensified pleasure. Blessed Belle Vernon! hallowed are the memories ever clinging to the dear old academy!1 After a brief interval I became a student of the Western University at Pittsburgh. The contrast between the city and country ...
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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. 1901 Excerpt: ...to those Western University--The Professors. 155 days, and always with intensified pleasure. Blessed Belle Vernon! hallowed are the memories ever clinging to the dear old academy!1 After a brief interval I became a student of the Western University at Pittsburgh. The contrast between the city and country school was great I have given my im pressions of the latter; in comparison, the jail-like walls, close confinement and gloomy surroundings of the former, could not be other than repulsive. In keeping with such surroundings, Rev. Heman Dyer, D.D.,' the Latin professor, was crabbed, and what was worse in the man 1 My kind instructor, Prof. Hazzard, died September 3,1877, and his wife, March 10,1887. Blessed be their memory! Only recently (1896) I read that Dr. Dyer was still living, and he was spoken of as all that was lovely. Possibly, though a rare instance in such temperaments, he may have grown mellow with age. I never had any personal difficulty to cause me to speak of him as above. I have simply written what I believe to be true. 156 School-Days Ended. agement of boys, bitterly sarcastic; in pleasing contrast, and to do justice to two worthy men, the professor in mathematics, Stevens, was genial and winning in manners; and Ruter, another professor, was mild and gentlemanly. It seemed as though fate had conspired against me, and prevented my obtaining an education. The sheriff laid his rude hand upon the academy and drove me from thence, and the great fire of '45 swept the gloomy old bastile from existence, and it was thus my school-days were brought to an end. Whatever relish I had for study was dissipated by my experience at the university; otherwise I might have taken a collegiate course, as often since it has been my wish that I had, in order to have...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150803680
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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