Student Life At Edinburgh University

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  • ISBN-13: 9781146021739
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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Chapter IV. ALISTAIR AND THE PROFESSOR. " Good actions crown then-selves with lasting bays; Who well deserves, needs not another's praise." Heath. was Saturday, and as I was well forward with my studies, I took an evening stroll through the busy streets. In the High Street, organs, whistles, and pianofortes were doing their best to elevate the tastes of the masses; men were staggering along under the influence of liquor; women, with babies in arms, and children holding on by their dresses followed after, while men were singing and trying to sell old ballads and obscene songs. Suddenly I was tapped on the shoulder by a student named Brown, " Where are you bound for ?" he asked. " No place in particular," I said. " Then come along with me. There is a meeting in the Vennel Church to-night." I consented. " You 've often wondered how I became a speaker," said Brown, as we walked along. " Well, I once heard a woman make a speech ; and as I thought it wouldn't do to be beat by a woman, there and then I tried it, which is some six months since. I don't say I am very good at it, Fraser, you know; but if I can comfort a poor soul in any way, it will repay my pleading." We reached the Vennel Church, which entered off Lauriston ; and after going down the narrow lane, and past what remains of the ancient city wall, we entered the building, where about two hundred people would be assembled, most of whom were working lads, with a number of men and women scattered here and there, but all evidently interested in the speaker, who was a well known city missionary. The meeting was left open for prayer, shortly after we had sat down. Some of the petitions were evidently better intended than expressed.For instance, one young man with a tear in his coat, after pleading forthe ...
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