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Memory and Its Cultivation

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    Frederick William Eldridge-Green (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE SPECIAL MEMORIES Functions of the Individual Faculties. The functions of each particular faculty will now be discussed, but it is important to note that in the following descriptions many well-known names of faculties, as acquisitiveness, self-esteem, c, are used for the sake of convenience, the terms fairly well expressing their functions: but beyond the definitions given in the following pages, no other function must be assumed to belong to them, as in many books, written and spoken language are included under the same faculty, which a very little experience is sufficient to show is practically, as well as theoretically, wrong. Again, the memory of any impression has been shown to be distinct from the perception, though intimately connected with it, and many other minor differences will be noticed under the separate faculties. The definitions given here are in accordance with my own experience of the functions of the faculties, and I hope will be found sufficiently accurate for all practical purposes. When any faculty is subsequently referred to, its functions will be understood to mean those given here, and this will be of importance to anyone wishing to ascertain the constitution of his own mind, so as to be able to use his faculties in the most advantageous way, in the cultivation of his memory. In the majority of instances, readers will find that they have all the faculties in an average degree, variations rarely being very great, either above or below the average. Occasionally, exceptions are to be found in which some faculty is either particularly large, or particularly small, and to these the exceptional examples apply. A student should try to form as accurate an idea as he can as to the size of the faculties he possesses. In order to fa...
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