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Page 57 - When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle ; and the straight line which stands on the other is called a perpendicular to it.
Page 149 - A carpenter being at work upon one of the buildings of the gentleman with whom Mr. Whitney boarded, the latter begged permission to use his tools during the intervals of study ; but the mechanic being a man of careful habits, was unwilling to trust them with a student, and it was only after the gentleman of the house had become responsible for all damages, that he would grant the permission. But Mr. Whitney had no sooner commenced his operations, than the carpenter was surprised at his dexterity,...
Page 174 - I once heard the Hon. John Dickinson, Chief Judge of the Middlesex County Court, Connecticut, and son of the Rev. Mr. Dickinson, of Norwalk, say that the establishment of Princeton College was owing to the sympathy felt for David Brainerd, because the authorities of Yale College would not give him his degree, and that the plan of the College was drawn in his father's house.
Page 174 - Haddam, where I have spent more than twenty-five years of my ministry, and as I have passed hundreds of times by the place where the house stood in which David Brainerd was born, the cellar of which is still visible, I am certain that I have declared the precise fact that Judge Dickinson uttered. Nor is this the whole proof of the fact. There is evidence that the Rev. Aaron Burr said, after the rise of Princeton College, that it would never have come into existence if it had not been for the expulsion...
Page 148 - Psalms he tried to teach us would be the first we should hear sung in heaven, and that he should be ashamed that any of his pupils should be entirely ignorant of that holy language.
Page 224 - Let them come ; They come like sacrifices in their trim, And to the fire-eyed maid of smoky war All hot and bleeding will we offer them : The mailed Mars shall on his altar sit Up to the ears in blood.
Page 245 - Scottish universities, providing for a course of lectures "the general tendency of which may be such as will illustrate the presence and wisdom of God as manifested in the natural and moral world.
Page 149 - The propensity of Mr. Whitney to mechanical inventions and occupations, was frequently apparent during his residence at College. On a particular occasion, one of the tutors happening to mention some interesting philosophical experiment, regretted that he could not exhibit it to his pupils, because the apparatus was out of order, and must be sent abroad to be repaired. Mr. Whitney proposed to undertake this tusk, and performed it greatly to the satisfaction of the Faculty of the College.
Page 58 - No more we gaze upon that board Where oft our knowledge failed As we its mystic lines ignored, On cruel points impaled . . . We're free!