By Edwin Diller Starbuck
The writer of the next pages has inspiration in his modesty that, in view that his identify is as but unknown to status, his e-book may well achieve a prompter acceptance if it have been prefaced via a observe of advice from a few extra hardened author. Beh eving the booklet to be beneficial, i'm completely happy in order to write this type of preface. a long time in the past Dr Starbuck, then a pupil in Harvard college, attempted to enlist my sympathies in his statistical inquiry into the spiritual rules and reports of the circumambient inhabitants. I worry that to his brain I quite damned the full venture with my phrases of faint compliment. The question-circular approach to accumulating info had already, in A merica, reached the proportions of an incipient nuisance in mental and pedagogical concerns. Dr Starbuck squestions have been of a above all looking and intimate nature, to which it appeared attainable that an undue variety of solutions from egotists missing in sincerity may well come. in addition, so few minds have the least spark of originality that solutions to questions scattered broadcast will be prone to convey a basically traditional content.
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