(12) The reference to self-improvement is probably to his attendance at Sydney University evening lectures as an unmatriculated
I began in Psychology, began again in Philosophy, German (Boston College), unmatriculated
, moved into my mother's home in Toledo (father, deceased: coitus interuptus; neighbor's hunting rifle), was welcomed, gained much weight, married a comedienne.
Would I need to pursue another degree [from one of the top design schools], or just take part-time unmatriculated
courses [to get into the field of auto design]?
And for the usual method of teaching arts, I deem it to be an old error of universities, not yet well recovered from the scholastic grossness of barbarous ages, that instead of beginning with arts most easy, (and those be such as are most obvious to the sense,) they present their young unmatriculated
novices, at first coming, with the most intellective abstracts of logic and metaphysics .