The Launching of a University, and Other Papers: A Sheaf of Remembrances

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Dodd, Mead, 1906 - 386 pages
 

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Page 304 - Assume a virtue, if you have it not. That monster, custom, who all sense doth eat, Of habits devil, is angel yet in this, That to the use of actions fair and good He likewise gives a frock or livery, That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night ; And that shall lend a kind of easiness To the next abstinence : the next more easy ; For use almost can change the stamp of nature, And master the devil, or throw him out With wondrous potency.
Page 300 - Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure even To that same lot, however mean or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven ; All is, if I have grace to use it so, As ever in my great Task-Master's eye.
Page 126 - ... knowledge in the principles of politics and good government, and, as a matter of infinite importance in my judgment, by associating with each other, and forming friendships in juvenile years, be enabled to free themselves in a proper degree from those local prejudices and habitual jealousies which have just been mentioned, and which, when carried to excess, are never-failing sources of disquietude to the public mind, and pregnant of mischievous consequences to this country.
Page 126 - States, to which the youths of fortune and talents from all parts thereof may be sent for the completion of their education, in all the branches of polite literature, in arts and sciences, in acquiring knowledge in the principles of politics and good government...
Page 41 - In selecting a staff of teachers, the Trustees have determined to consider especially the devotion of the candidate to some particular line of study and the certainty of his eminence in that specialty ; the power to pursue independent and original investigation, and to inspire the young with enthusiasm for study and research...
Page 102 - THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE. THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THE SECRETARY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
Page 161 - She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly; and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure; and no one knows for what. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have some one invisible always conversing with her.
Page 105 - ... 3. To increase facilities for higher education. 4* To increase the efficiency of the universities and other institutions of learning throughout the country, by...
Page 161 - They say there is a young lady in New Haven who is beloved of that Great Being, who made and rules the world, and that there are certain seasons in which this Great Being, in some way or other invisible, comes to her and fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight...
Page 150 - No country can long endure if its foundations are not laid deep in the material prosperity which comes from thrift, from business energy and enterprise, from hard unsparing effort in the fields of industrial activity; but neither was any nation ever yet truly great if it relied upon material prosperity alone.

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