Sunday, October 09, 2005


Dangers of Academic Life

Samuel Johnson, Edmund Smith, from Lives of the Poets:
Though he was an academic the greatest part of his life, yet he contracted no sourness of temper, no spice of pedantry, no itch of disputation, or obstinate contention for the old or new philosophy, no assuming way of dictating to others, which are faults (though excusable) which some are insensibly led into who are constrained to dwell long within the walls of a private college.

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