"True and Firm.": Biography of Ezra Cornell, Founder of the Cornell University

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A. S. Barnes & Company, 1884 - 322 pages
 

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Page 187 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts...
Page 216 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be granted to the several States, for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, an amount of public land, to be apportioned to each State a quantity equal to thirty thousand acres for each Senator and Representative in Congress...
Page 23 - Janney by the hand did in a solemn Manner Openly declare that he took her...
Page 199 - I hope that we have laid the foundation of an institution which shall combine practical with liberal education, which shall fit the youth of our country for the professions, the farms, the mines, the manufactories, for the investigations of science, and for mastering all the practical questions of life with success and honor. I believe that we have made the beginning of an institution which will prove highly beneficial to the poor young men and the poor young women of our country.
Page 204 - I will ask you to be true to yourselves. In Heaven's name, be men. Is it not time that some poor student traditions be supplanted by better ? You are not here to be made ; you are here to make yourselves.
Page 316 - Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear Invade thy bounds ; no mortal woes Can reach the peaceful sleeper here. While angels watch the soft repose. 3 So Jesus slept ; God's dying Son Passed...
Page 191 - ... said Cornell, his representatives or assigns, except as in this act provided, and any vote or resolution, or act or proceeding to return or repay the same, except as in accordance with this act, shall be void ; and provided further, that no such payment shall be made, unless within six months from the passage of this act said Ezra Cornell of Ithaca, shall pay over to the trustees of Genesee College, located at Lima in this state, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, for the purpose of establishing...
Page 201 - ... better, preparing them to serve society better, training them to be more useful in their relations to the state and to better comprehend their higher and holier relations to their families and their God. It shall be our aim and our constant effort to make true Christian men without dwarfing or paring them down to fit the narrow guage of any sect. "Finally, I trust we have laid the foundation of an university — 'an institution where any person can find instruction in any study...
Page 159 - I have invited you to assemble this evening to witness the consummation of a long-cherished purpose — the establishment of a public library in the village of Ithaca, the use of which shall be free to all residents of the County of Tompkins, an institution which I trust will be found useful in increasing the knowledge and elevating the moral and religious standard of the people. It may not be deemed improper on an occasion like this to refer briefly to the history of the progress of the undertaking...
Page 201 - I desire that this shall prove to be the beginning of an institution which shall furnish better means for the culture of all men of every calling, of every aim ; which shall make men more truthful, more honest, more virtuous, more...

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