The First Half Century of Dartmouth College: Being Historical Collections and Personal Reminiscences

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J.B. Parker, 1876 - 56 páginas
 

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Página 55 - Here the feelings which he had thus far succeeded in keeping down broke forth. His lips quivered ; his firm cheeks trembled with emotion ; his eyes were filled with tears ; his voice choked, and he seemed struggling to the utmost simply to gain that mastery over himself which might save him from an unmanly burst of feeling. I will not attempt to give...
Página 55 - Sir, I know not how others may feel ' (glancing at the opponents of the college before him), ' but, for myself, when I see my Alma Mater surrounded, like Caesar in the...
Página 54 - ... shall our State Legislatures be allowed to take that which is not their own, to turn it from its original use, and apply it to such ends or purposes as they, in their discretion, shall see fit...
Página 55 - Sir, you may destroy this little institution; it is weak; it is in your hands! I know it is one of the lesser lights in the literary horizon of our country. You may put it out. But if you do so, you must carry through your work! You must extinguish, one after another, all those great lights of science, which, for more than a century, have thrown their radiance over our land!
Página 55 - It is, Sir, as I have said, a small College. And yet, there are those who love it .' " Here the feelings which he had thus far succeeded in keeping down, broke forth. His lips quivered; his firm cheeks trembled with emotion ; his eyes were filled with tears, his voice choked, and he seemed struggling to the utmost simply to gain that mastery over himself which might save him from an unmanly burst of feeling.
Página 55 - One thing it taught me, that the pathetic depends not merely on the words uttered, but still more on the estimate we put upon him who utters them. There was not one among the strong-minded men of that assembly who could think it unmanly to weep, when he saw standing before him the man who had made such an argument, melted into the tenderness of a child. "Mr. Webster had now recovered his composure, and fixing his keen eye on the Chief Justice, said, in that deep tone with which he sometimes thrilled...
Página 55 - The whole seemed to be mingled with the recollections of father, mother, brother, and all the privations through which he had made his way into life. Every one saw that it was wholly unpremeditated, — a pressure on his heart which sought relief in words and tears.
Página 32 - A Compend of English Grammar, being an attempt to point out the fundamental principles of the English Language, in a concise and intelligible manner: and to assist in writing and speaking the same with accuracy and correctness. By Abel Curtis.1 Printed at Dresden (Dartmouth college) by JP & A. Spooner, 1779...
Página 54 - This, Sir, is my case. It is the case not merely of that humble institution, it is the case of every college in the land.
Página 55 - Sir, I know not how others may feel" (glancing at the opponents of the College before him, some of whom were its graduates), "but, for myself, when I see my alma mater surrounded, like Caesar in the senate house, by those who are reiterating stab upon stab, I would not for this right hand, have her turn to me and say, Et tu quoque, mi fili! — And thou too, my son!

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