Four Lectures (Original and in Translation) Given at German Universities in February, 1936

Four Lectures (Original and in Translation) Given at German Universities in February, 1936

Four Lectures (Original and in Translation) Given at German Universities in February, 1936

Four Lectures (Original and in Translation) Given at German Universities in February, 1936

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Following a very friendly invitation of the Deutscke Akademie (Munich), the author delivered the addresses here published (one at each institution) at ten German Universities. In Giessen the discourse was given in connection with a meeting of the NS-Lehrerbund; the Freies Deutsckes Hochstift and the English Seminar provided the lecture in Frankfort.

Mr. and Mrs. George E. Frazer, of Winnetka, Illinois, generously proposed to arrange for the publication of these lectures as a memorial to Mrs. Frazer's mother, the late Mrs. James, who had cherished with especial happiness her memories of life in Evanston, during the years when her distinguished husband was President of Northwestern University.

Not without a certain temerity, the writer of these lectures chose to deliver them as written, without submission to any critic. This proved satisfactory to the speaker and his audiences--but, before committing them to cold print, he felt it wise to go through them with a qualified expert, who would ensure security as to the particular prefix which authorizes a particular verb to serve in a particular connection. This valued service was rendered by Professor Werner Leopold, of Northwestern University.

The author, who had recently published a book on Longfellow, thought it not robbery to draw freely from this work in preparing the paper on the same subject.

The lectures were given, in the order named, at the following Universities: Cologne (Lecture No. II), Bonn (II), Giessen (I), Frankfort (I), Berlin (IV), Leipzig (I), Tübingen (I), Freiburg (III), Heidelberg (II), Munich (II).

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