Harvard and Its Surroundings

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C. W. Sever, 1880 - Harvard University - 94 pages
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Page 85 - The die is now cast; I have passed the Rubicon ; swim or sink — live or die — survive or perish, with my country, is my unalterable determination.
Page 104 - Figures and Descriptions of most of those Mosses peculiar to Eastern North America which have not been heretofore figured," and forms an imperial octavo volume, with one hundred and twenty-nine copperplates, published in 1864.
Page 14 - University comprehends the following departments : Harvard College, the Divinity School, the Law School, the Medical School, the Dental School, the Lawrence Scientific School, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Bussey Institution (a School of Agriculture), the College Library, the Graduate Department, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Astronomical Observatory.
Page 55 - I hardly dare say : there was something worse than ' old fogy ' about it. There was a dismal tradition that, at some former period, it had been the scene of a murder. A brutal husband had dragged his wife by the hair up and down the stairs, and then killed her. On the anniversary...
Page 15 - But, beside, the instruction given by the colleges, the societies of the students present other opportunities for both writing and speaking. These societies are more popular at Yale and Amherst than at Harvard ; and, in general, they flourish better in Western than in Eastern colleges. Though a few elective or " exchange " courses of instruction have been for years offered by most colleges, it was not till the accession of the present president of Harvard that the system of elective studies was introduced....
Page 21 - As the Commons rendered the College independent of private boarding-houses, so the Buttery removed all just occasion for resorting to the different marts of luxury, intemperance, and ruin. This was a kind of supplement to the Commons, and offered for sale to the students, at a moderate advance on the cost, wines, liquors, groceries, stationery, and in general such articles as it was proper and necessary for them to have occasionally, and which for the most part were not included in the Commons fare.
Page 14 - ... five persons receiving the highest number of votes are elected for the longest term, and the person receiving the next highest number of votes is elected for the next longest term, and so on. THK PRESENT GOVERNMENT of the university is thus briefly described in " Harvard and its Surroundings": The legal title of the corporation is the "President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Page 34 - Long before that [hour of five o'clock], every inch of vantage ground whence even a glimpse at this frenzy of muscular sentiment may be hoped for has been • taken up. The trees are garlanded with wriggling boys, who here apply the skill won by long practice in neighboring orchards and gardens, while every post becomes the DEMI'S CHAIR.
Page 103 - PLEADING 3.00 QUESTIONS AND NOTES IN PHYSICS, covering Parts I. and II. of Arnott's Elements. Adapted for Recitation in Course and for Examination, and intended as an aid in preparing for the Harvard Examinations for admission in Minimum Physics. By MERTON S. KEITH. Paper. 50 cents. TUFTS'S GEOGRAPHY. QUESTIONS ON MODERN AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. Suitable for Schools and Academies, and adapted to Students preparing for Harvard College. By JF TUFTS, AB, author of "Questions on Greece and Rome.
Page 59 - The workingman feeds the hospital, and to enable a faculty of medicine to exist a great industrial center is necessary."1 This sentiment is supported by the testimony of the Harvard Medical School, which says that it was established in Boston in order to secure those advantages for clinical instruction and for the study of practical anatomy which are found only in large cities.

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