Four Addresses: By Henry Lee Higginson. The Soldiers' Field : The Harvard Union I: The Harvard Union II: Robert Gould Shaw

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D.B. Updike, 1902 - 106 pages
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Page 11 - his duties. He was wounded in a very early fight of the war and, after his recovery and a hard campaign on the peninsula, was killed at Glendale on the fourth of July, '62. Hear his own words: "When the class meets in years to come and honors its statesmen and judges, its divines
Page 14 - gish stream in Maryland, washing ourselves and our clothes, and then drying ourselves in the sun,-—and his wonderful talk of the delights of an intellectual life. That was his realm, and no one in our young days did more to mould his mates than Stephen Perkins did. Yet another—a first scholar, because he couldn't help it—full of thought, life, and intense
Page 20 - their Country, this Field is dedicated. " Though love repine, and reason chafe, There came a voice without reply,—
Page 3 - FIELD Over four hundred students and graduates of Harvard University assembled in Sever Hall on the evening of June 10, 1890, to hear about "The Soldiers' Field," which had been given to the University by Mr. Henry L. Higginson. President Eliot spoke as follows:— Gentlemen: At a meeting of the Corporation yesterday, the following letter was presented: Boston, June
Page 29 - Gentlemen, will you remember that this new playground will only be good if it is used constantly and freely by you all, and that it is a legacy from my friends to the dear old College, and so to you?
Page 26 - enough, so long as you can better the lives of your fellow-beings. Your success in life depends not on talents, but on will. Surely, genius is the power of working hard, and long, and well.
Page 13 - in his fellow-creatures, whom he watched with his keen eyes and well understood, was killed in a foolish, bloody battle while stemming the tide of defeat. He was at this time too ill to march; but, with other sick officers, left the ambulances because he was needed in this fight. I well remember almost our last day together—sitting on a log in a
Page 78 - sin; and the abolitionists, who, most intemperate in their language, demanded the instant abolition of slavery or the breaking of the Union,— almost preferably the latter. Then came the Fugitive Slave law, under which runaway slaves were arrested, tried here, and sent back to their owners; the last and bitterest case being that of Anthony Burns, who,
Page 5 - This is only a wish, and not a condition; and, moreover, it is a happiness to me to serve in any way the College, which has done so much for us all. I am, with much respect, Very truly yours,
Page 68 - change, we meet such false and fatal insanity of thought and of deed by a noble sanity of thought and conduct, for ours is a government of healthy progress and not of anarchy. May God keep safe and guide aright our fellow-graduate, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States.

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