manufacturer, a worthy man but very ignorant, who afterwards became governor of the State, was renominated; and when it was proposed to make the nomination unanimous Professor Child called out such an emphatic No that it seemed to shake the whole assembly.
Not content with this he entered a protest next day in the Boston Advertiser.
He was so much used up by the exertion that he was unable to attend to his classes.
Some years later he enjoyed the satisfaction of seeing his candidate, Theodore Lyman, nominated and elected.
Emerson once delivered a lecture in Boston on university life in which he made the rather bold statement that in the course of twenty years the rank-list is likely to become inverted.
One of Professor Child's class paraphrased this lecture for a theme, and against the sentence above quoted the Professor wrote: A statement frequently made, but what is the fact?
I do not think he liked Emerson quite so well after this, and he can hardly be blamed for feeling s