A Vindication of Colleges and College Endowments: An Inaugural Address Delivered in the Chapel of Morrison College, November 2, 1840

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Kentucky Gazette Print, 1841 - Education, Higher - 28 pages
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Page 8 - ... of man has shorter ways of going to work, in furnishing itself with knowledge and instruction, than we generally take with it. — But, alack! all fields have not a river or a spring running beside them ; — every child, Yorick, has not a parent to point it out. — The whole entirely depends, added my father, in a low voice, upon the auxiliary verbs, Mr. Yorick. Had Yorick trod upon Virgil's snake, he could not...
Page 11 - I cannot pull well in long traces, when the draught is too far behind me. I love to have the press thumping, clattering, and banging in my rear ; it creates the necessity which almost always makes me work best.
Page 20 - ... your conduct guide ; Be mine the common wisdom that inspires The frugal manners of our ancient sires , And , while your youth may yet a tutor claim , To guard your virtue, and preserve your fame, But soon as time confirms , with stronger tone, Your strength and mind, your conduct be your own. ' Thus did he form my youth with lenient hand ; When he for virtue urg'd the soft command, Pointing some awful senator to view , ' His grave example constantly pursue.
Page 19 - Achaian host; Thy youth as then in sage debates unskill'd, And new to perils of the direful field: He bade me teach thee all the ways of war, To shine in councils, and in camps to dare. Never, ah, never let me leave thy side! No time shall part us, and no fate divide, Not...
Page 20 - That equal ruin and dishonour rise From such an action, when that scoundrel's name Is branded with the flagrant marks of shame ?" A neighbour's funeral, with dire affright, Checks the sick man's intemperate appetite ; So is the shame of others oft imprest With wholesome terrours on the youthful breast.
Page 12 - Reading makes a full man, writing an exact man, and conversation a ready man...
Page 26 - Your approving countenances and beaming eyes; this crowded floor and thronged gallery; this assemblage of the intelligence, the virtue, the worth, the industry, the wealth, the youth, the beauty, of the city, and not of this city only, but of other places, assure us of the interest you feel in the success of the trial on which we are about to enter, and of the encouragement we may look for at your hands.
Page 3 - We have new trustees, new teachers, new laws, new funds, and even new buildings, and unless a certain musty proverb has lost its virtue, we are unquestionably entitled to all the benefits that novelty can give. Thus we turn the very objection into an argument in our favor.
Page 18 - West, the instruction should be of a kind calculated to fit young men for the active duties of life, and for any station in the Republic to which circumstances may direct their way.
Page 6 - ... the wealthiest and most populous counties in the State. Two other departments of the University have long continued to flourish here with constantly increasing prosperity; why should Morrison College languish? There is an immense amount of property and funds vested in this University.

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