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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cornford: Microcosmographia Academica

 If you are young, do not read this book; it is not fit for you; 

If you are old, throw it away; you have nothing to learn from it;
If you are unambitious, light the fire with it; you do not need its guidance.But, if you are neither less than twenty-five years old, nor more than thirty;
And if you are ambitious withal, and your spirit hankers after academic politics;
Read, and may your soul (if you have a soul) find mercy!

Cornford: Microcosmographia Academica