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BY THE EDITOR OF THIS VOLUME
ELIZABETHAN ROGUES AND VAGABONDS, and
their Representation in Contemporary Literature.
COLLEGE ENGLISH: A Manual for the Study of
English Literature and Composition.
MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF ENGLISH LITER
ATURE AND COMPOSITION: Selections from
THE OXFORD STAMP: Articles from the Educa
tional Creed of an American Oxonian.
A VOLUME OF ESSAYS FOR ENGLISH
PRESIDENT OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
McGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, INC.
COPYRIGHT, 1917, 1923, BY THE
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE MAPLE PRESS - YORK PA
The various changes made in this edition are intended not to alter the character of the book but only to carry out somewhat better its original purpose. That purpose is:
(1) To teach the student to write not by telling him how, not by doing his thinking for him, but by stimulating him to think for himself about his own problems, about his work and its place in the world.
(2) To lead the engineering student to think of the occupation for which he is preparing himself not as a trade but as one of the liberal professions.
(3) To lead him to see how his work of designing material conveniences for men is bound up with the spiritual advancement of the race with the world of science, of literature, and of moral ideals.
The range from which materials for this volume are drawn, already a wide one in the first edition, has now been made even wider, embracing many kinds of men and many kinds of writing from the works of Macaulay and Ruskin and John Stuart Mill to the writings of living engineers and to advertisements of manufacturing corporations. But this wide range of material has been chosen on a principle of strict, even severe, unity, according to its bearing on the conception of the profession of engineering and on the personal problems of the student who is preparing himself worthily to practice that profession.
During the six years that have elapsed since the first appearance of this volume the number of essays