Northwestern University: a history, 1855-1905, Volume 1

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Arthur Herbert Wilde
The University Publishing Co., 1905
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Page 238 - O may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence: live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self, In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 293 - Pearls pure and rich had been dissolved into this precious draught. The poet as he listened felt that the being and character of Ernest were a nobler strain of poetry than he had ever written. His eyes glistening with tears, he gazed reverentially at the venerable man, and said within himself that never was there...
Page 107 - Trustees hereby constituted, to succeed them, be and they are hereby created and constituted a body politic and corporate under the name and style of the "Trustees of the...
Page 293 - Ernest began to speak, giving to the people of what was in his heart and mind. His words had power because they accorded with his thoughts, and his thoughts had reality and depth because they harmonized with the life which he had always lived.
Page 341 - Nor am I less persuaded that you will agree with me in opinion that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature.
Page 107 - ... to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; to make and...
Page 72 - Spontaneity is the keynote of education in the United States. Its varied form, its uneven progress, its lack of symmetry, its practical effectiveness, are all due to the fact that it has sprung, unbidden and unforced, from the needs and aspirations of the people. Local preference and individual initiative have been ruling forces.
Page 76 - ... the books and authorities to be used in the several departments; and also to confer such degrees and grant such diplomas as are usually conferred and granted in other universities.
Page 74 - Ohio" confirmed the provision of 1785, and declared that "religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.
Page 68 - I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.

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