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proud place, peopled with men of positive quality, with heroes and (lemigoils standing around us, who will not let us sleep. Then, they address the imag- ination: o11ly poetry inspires poetry‘. They become the organic culture of the time. (follege education is the reading‘ of certain hooks which the connnon sense of all scholars agrees will represent the sci- ence already’ accumulatcil. If you know that,— for instance. in gco11uc>tr_v, if you have read Euclid and Laplace, your opinion 1111s some value; if you do 11ot know these, you are not entitled to give any opinion on the subject. “Yhenever any skep- tic or bigot claims to he heanl on the questions of intellect and morals. we ask if he is familiar with the books of Plato, where all his pert objections have once for all been disposed of. If 11ot, he has no right to our time. Let him go and find himself answered there.

Meantime the colleges, whilst they provide us with libraries, furnish no professor of hooks; and I think no chair is so 11111011 wanted. In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and leathern boxes; and though they know us, and have been waiting two, te11, or twenty centuries for us, some of them, -— and are eager to give us a sign and imbosom themselves, it is the law of their limbo that they must not speak until