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Through Literature to Life

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When I was about thirteen years old, and a lazy, unbiddable pupil at St. Paul's school, I chanced to have a master (as will be told in the first chapter of this book) whose sheer burning enthusiasm for literature and stuttering expositions of his favourite passages and long spoutings of them - all delivered when he ought to have been teaching us something else - suddenly lit in me the same flame, and determined the whole trend of my life. From that moment I - I of all people- had a passion for books and the things of the mind, so they were not school books. I even resolved to commence on the practice of literature at once; and having no originality and very few brains, I floated a new magazine on the school, in collaboration with another, Pauline. My first contribution to it was a poem; one begins with poetry always. I had cast around for a worthy subject, and found a truly magnificent one in the illness of King Edward VII and the postponement of his coronation ...

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Author(s):
Ernest Raymond
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1945 reprint
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
253
Publisher:
Cassell

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When I was about thirteen years old, and a lazy, unbiddable pupil at St. Paul's school, I chanced to have a master (as will be told in the first chapter of this book) whose sheer burning enthusiasm for literature and stuttering expositions of his favourite passages and long spoutings of them - all delivered when he ought to have been teaching us something else - suddenly lit in me the same flame, and determined the whole trend of my life. From that moment I - I of all people- had a passion for books and the things of the mind, so they were not school books. I even resolved to commence on the practice of literature at once; and having no originality and very few brains, I floated a new magazine on the school, in collaboration with another, Pauline. My first contribution to it was a poem; one begins with poetry always. I had cast around for a worthy subject, and found a truly magnificent one in the illness of King Edward VII and the postponement of his coronation ...

Author(s):
Ernest Raymond
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1945 reprint
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
253
Publisher:
Cassell

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