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1920 LECTURE SERIES ACADEMY OF ARTS Adventure AMERICAN ACADEMY appreci artist ARTS AND LETTERS aspects bidding biography born BRANDER MATTHEWS READ British characteristics characters coln's conciseness continuation country worth deal demand diligence direct elected essays explorer feet fit to live four Greek helped historian History human ideal indulged interest knew labors Later LIBRARY literary criticisms literature loved masters meant meet memorial merit MICHIGAN nature Naval needed never once orator paragraph Parkman past perception Perhaps person phrase possession preparation present PRESS prove qualities record ried ROOSEVELT By BRANDER searched severe simple sincere solid sons and daughters sought Statesman story-teller strong struggle style taken testimony Theodore Roosevelt things thought tion told traveler tribute UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN unless its sons vision volumes whole Winning words writing written wrote YORK
Page 4 - His first book was creditable to him, but was in every respect inferior to the work which now lies before us. He has undoubtedly some of the most valuable qualities of a historian, great diligence in examining authorities, great judgment in weighing testimony, and great impartiality in estimating characters.
Page 13 - ... die for it at need; and never yet was a country worth dying for unless its sons and daughters thought of life not as something concerned only with the selfish evanescence of the individual, but as a link in the great chain of creation and causation, so that each person is seen in his true relations as an essential part of the whole, whose life must be made to serve the larger and continuing life of the whole.
Page 13 - ONLY those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure. Never yet was worthy adventure worthily carried through by the man who put his personal safety first.
Page 6 - He stood on his own feet; he did his own thinking; he uttered his sincere thought; and he was as clear as he was cogent.
Page 11 - Theodore Roosevelt as a Man of Letters," has said that: Roosevelt's style is firm and succulent; and its excellence is due to his having learned the lesson of the masters of English. He wrote well because he had read widely and deeply, because he had absorbed good literature for the sheer delight he took in it. Consciously or unconsciously he enriched his vocabulary, accumulating a store of strong words which he made flexible, bending them to do his bidding. But he was never bookish in his diction;...