Frontiers: Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford November 2, 1907 Right Honourable

ISBN: 9781330841778

Published: September 27th 2015

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Frontiers: Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford November 2, 1907 by Right Honourable
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Excerpt from Frontiers: Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford November 2, 1907When, at the end of December, 1905, the then Vice-Chancellor asked me to be the Romanes Lecturer in the following year, just after my return from India, I felt thatMoreExcerpt from Frontiers: Delivered in the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford November 2, 1907When, at the end of December, 1905, the then Vice-Chancellor asked me to be the Romanes Lecturer in the following year, just after my return from India, I felt that the honour was one which it was impossible for me, as a devoted son of this ancient and illustrious University, to decline.

But when he informed me that the entire field of Science, Literature, and Art was at my disposal for the choice of a subject, and that among my predecessors were to be found the great names of Gladstone, Huxley, and John Morley, I was more appalled at my temerity in venturing to tread in their footsteps than I was gratified at the almost illimitable range that was opened to my ambition. In these circumstances, I concluded that my best course would be to select some topic of which I had personal experience, and upon which I could, without presumption, address even this famous and learned University.

I chose the subject of Frontiers. It happened that a large part of my younger days had been spent in travel upon the boundaries of the British Empire in Asia, which had always exercised upon me a pecuhar fascination.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

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