In a journal entry of Autumn 1868, Ralph Waldo Emerson observes:

In the perplexity in which the literary public now stands with regard to university education, whether studies shall be compulsory or elective; whether by lectures of professors, or whether by private tutors; whether the stress shall be on Latin and Greek, or on modern sciences, — the one safe investment which all can agree to increase is the library.

(cf. RalphWaldoEmerson (5 Aug 2003), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicJournalizing - TopicLibraries - 2007-08-31

(correlates: ConstantCrisis, OldAge, PoeticLines, ...)