The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
with undiminished lustre. 'If a CHARLIE should find him
rather noisy at an untimely hour, and venture to take him
into custody, he appears next morning like a Daniel come to
judgment. He opens his mouth to speak, and the divine
precepts of unchanging justice and Scots law flow from his
tongue. The magistrate listens in amazement, and fines him
only a couple of guineas.'
Such then were our predecessors and their College Magazine.
Barclay, Ambrose, Young Amos, and Fergusson were to them what
the Cafe, the Rainbow, and Rutherford's are to us. An hour's
reading in these old pages absolutely confuses us, there is