William Newton Clarke; A Biography

 
9781150416774: William Newton Clarke; A Biography

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE YEARS AT HAMILTON "Semper aut discere, aut docere, aut scribere, dulce habui."--Bede. In the spring of 1887 Clarke was called to the pastorate of the church in Hamilton, New York, which had been made vacant in the summer of 1886 by the death of his friend, Stephen H. Stackpole. His seven years in Montreal and Toronto had been busy and fruitful. His experience in Canada had broadened bis outlook and furthered the development of his powers, but he had begun to feel a yearning for his own country, and this call could not be resisted. Among the first to meet him with a cordial welcome were some of his old teachers. Dodge was now president of the university. Andrews was at the head of the department of Greek. Taylor, a later friend, was already known among educators as a mathematician. Brooks, a man of deep insight and flashing genius, who had been pastor of the church during Clarke's student days, was now teaching biology in the university, and a rare teacher he made. Beebee and Harvey were still in the theological seminary. Maynard, who had come later, had the chair of church history. In charge of the Semitic department was Burnham, who was a student at Newton when Clarke began his work there. Nathaniel Schmidt, a young man of unusual linguistic attainments and acumen as a critic, was soon added to the Semitic department. He remained at Hamilton until 1896, when he was called to take charge of a kindred department in Cornell University. Another notable addition to the university faculty was Albert Perry Brigham, now widely known as a geologist and geographer. The village was still charmingly old-fashioned, the typical secluded seat of the country college. Very sweet and peaceful everything seemed after the seven years of city life. This was the outward aspect d...

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