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The Cambridge of eighteen hundred and ninety-six: a picture of the city and its industries fifty years after its incorporation (ed. Arthur Gilman) 1 1 Browse Search
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est stage of present educational progress in our land. The intellectual character of the women who came in the early days differed little from that of those who have followed them. It happens that we have on record the views of a number of the professors on this important subject. Professor John Williams White (Greek) wrote, I have met uniformly great earnestness, persistent industry, and ability of high order. It is an inspiration to teach girls who are so bright and so willing. Professor Louis Dyer (Greek), now of Oxford, England, said: I have been most struck this year in my philosophical course—undertaken in the absence of Professor Goodwin—by the entire absence of intellectual indifferentism on the part of the young ladies. Their questions have been most intelligent, and, where the first answer did not satisfy them, persistent,—an encouraging sign that they are unwilling to content themselves with words. Professor Byerly (mathematics) said: I have found the spirit, industr<