The English Language as a
Means of Culture.
In performing the
duty assigned me I cannot ig-
nore the fact that I address an
audience whose presence on
this occasion evinces their in-
terest in all the great educa-
tional questions of the day.
It is in deference alike to the
assembly, the place, and the
purpose of the hour that I have
chosen for my topic the educat-
ing forces to be found in our ver-
nacular tongue. The English
language, fascinating in its