The Annals of the College of Fort William. [with] Appendix

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...the Student will on one hand, bring his full qualification into the service, and on the other, will in no case be detained more than one Term, or the short period of three Months in College, after he could have had an opportunity of evincing at any Quarterly Examination, a perfect title to quit it. I have considered attentively the Annual return (c)f attendance and absence from Lecture in the several languages, and I have much pleasure in expressing my general satisfaction with the conduct of the Students under that head. I am aware that private study may in some instances supply the place of a regular attendance at College j but I have reason to apprehend, that this irregularity will oftener indicate a general relaxation of study than application at home. Habits of close study are repugnant to many natural propensities of youth, and being, for that age, a condition somewhat compulsory and violent, it requires to be maintained by modes of life in some sort artificial, calculated to counteract, by the obligation of uniform uniform role, a perpetual tendency to the indulgences of repose or pleasure. Nothing1 can be more conductive to that end, than a strict adherence fo method and regularity in the distribution of time. Whoever trusts his progress in knowledge to the Occasional invitations of taste and inclination, whatever his natural love of science, and whatever the Constitutional stimulus and activity of his mind may be, will have to regret the unprofitable lapse of ma' ny empty and barren hours in every day, days in every week, weeks in every year, and will have to lament in the review of time, many blank and un Occupied portions of life, which will have left, in their fenperceived flight, neither the memory of enjoyment, nor any...

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