Friday, August 03, 2018


Noiseless Scholarship

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831-1924), "University Work in America and Classical Philology," Essays and Studies (Baltimore: N. Murray, 1890), pp. 87-123 (at 95-96):
[I]t were not only foolish but criminal to measure a professor's efficiency simply by his written work. There is often a sublime self-denial in the resolute concentration of a teacher on the business of the class-room; and the noiseless scholarship that leavens generation after generation of pupils is of more value to the world of letters than folios of pretentious erudition.

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