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WHAT IS THE GOOD OF GREEK?

A PUBLIC LECTURE, GIVEN AT MELBOURNE, BY THE INVITATION OF THE UNIVERSITY, ON JUNE 22, 1923, SIR WILLIAM IRVINE, K.C.M.G., LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR AND CHIEF JUSTICE OF VICTORIA, IN THE CHAIR.

I MAY be allowed, on my first appearance before a Melbourne audience, to express my sense of the warmth of welcome which I have received not only from the University by whose invitation I am here, but more largely from the great capital of a great State, and from many of her most distinguished citizens. My gratitude is free from any of the embarrassment that might arise if this reception were a personal tribute. I recognise and acknowledge it as an expression of the kinship of the Universities of the Empire as joint members of the Commonwealth of Learning. And the presence of the Lieutenant-Governor in the chair emphasises the link between the University and the State. It is a mark of recognition that higher education and large humane culture are, no less than material prosperity or diffused comfort, matters of national concern: of determination that those "higher walks" to which Sir William Irvine has felicitously referred shall not be inaccessible to the citizens of a modern democratic Commonwealth.

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