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aUTiUtani Spencer CurrcU () the (intsidc world (Hic nf the hest kimwu incinliers nf tlie Wasliino-- foii and l.ee fiicnll ' is Pmfessdr Wil lia in Spencer Cnrrell, lie has ii]ix Ikm ' Ii a favdrilc Icelni ' er lietui ' e -ai ' i(ins cdnhs and sncieties ami ( ' hatani|nan Asscnililics. ami his s(.i ' ii(.s as a tea(dier are always in demand tor snniinei ' sidnmls. Initli in the Snnlh and Xm-ih. ' i ' liis | > n|inlarily is easily nndefstixul liy flmse vhi > lia-e had llie " (ind i ' nv- Inne til lie in his (dasses, m- to listen le his lectures. His wiile ac- ([naintance with I ' hi^lish litei-atnri ' , as v(dl as thai of ntliei ' lan- guages, his kt ' cn insight and sennd criticism, cdnddneil with |i(iwei ' nt ' (dmice exjiressioii and with a kindly lininnr. iiiesi with a dei ' |) interest to his hearers whatever snhject he lu ' ln^is hiduri ' lliem. d ' hal as a ti ' achei ' he is ins]didug is evident fmni the intense intei ' esi in litei ' ainre awakened aninni: his students. The wiirk nf I )r. ( ' urrell is hy ne means ciiuHueil t(i llii ' idass-rndin nr to literature, as he is interested in all thai |ertains tn the nplit ' t id ' his iVIluw men. es]iecially ahmg rcdigimis lii ' es. He is (d ' teii called nn te till the iiulpii in ai ' inus phues thriuighunt the South, and is a memher nf the Permanent ( ' nmmittee (in Systematic l.enehcence nf the Seulhern Preshyterian Assemlil. re|in ' seuring the Syned nf ' irginia nn this cnnnnittee. He is also fre([ueutly called on for C ' oinmeiieement aildresses at colleges and academies. Though horn in Charleston, 1 > r. ( ' ni ' i ' cdl can hardly lay claim to Indng a South Carolinian, siiue the major part of his litV- has heen spi-nt in N ' ii ' ginia. Whatever ore might he inclined to judge fi-om the unkindly way in whitdi na- ture has hared llie top of his head, it is true that he is noi nhl enough fo i-eniem- her miudi almnt flii ' Ciil War. He took his degrees nf liaidielnr nf Ai ' ts ami liaidadnr nf I ' hilnsophy at Washingfnii and Lee in 1S7S. and his Master of Arts the following year. In issi ' he recidved the degree of Doctor of Philoso- ]ihy at this Tuiver-ify. lieinu me of a suuill hut very select list who hac at- tained that honor hei ' c. Hi ' wa- immediately appi inti ' d ]irnfes-,nr nf Knglish at Hampden-Sidnev Cnlleuc. ai ' d lour years later wa > called tn the -ame chaii- at Davidsnn Cnlli-e. In Is ' .i. " .. nu llie reinnval of hi- o|,l teacher. Pmfe-or Har-
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risiPii. to the I ' liiversitv nf ' iii;iiii;i. Dr. Ciirrell liecaiiie pnifessor nf Einilisli and Miidcni Languages at his (ilmn tiuilci-. Four lears later, so much had the de] > artineiit developed. rl:e eliaii- was divided, and Dr. ( ' nrrell was made I ' ro- fessor of English, whicdi he has since renniined. In ISSS Dr. ( ' nrrell niarriecl Miss Sarah Scutt ( " arrington. and his cliarne ing home n])on the l ' niersity ( ' am|ins, is lih ' ssed with seven dtinghters. We should not fail to add alsn that he is an indcd ' atigalde devotee of " ve ancient s])ort of golf. " .T.V.MES Li:wis IIoWK.
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