CELEBRATION OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF MARIETTA COLLEGE

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Page 42 - Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Page 34 - College. IN Europe, the essentials of a College or University, are a Library, first of all ; then able instructors, and last of all, suitable edifices. In the United States, the prime essentials are thought to be, instructors and college buildings. In Europe the buildings may be many or few, convenient or inconvenient. They may consist of only humble accommodations for the lecture-rooms of the professors. They often are in fact numerous, convenient and imposing ; but that they should be so, is not...
Page 40 - Twas even thine, beloved woman mild ! So for the Mother's sake the Child was dear, And dearer was the Mother for the Child.
Page 40 - Oh ! how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start When Memory plays an old tune on the heart...
Page 6 - Thus the College was founded in 1835, yet except for a new name and with larger powers the institution went on as before. The instruction was given by the same faculty and the whole was managed by the same trustees." Then Beach adds: This statement of President Andrews and the review in an earlier chapter of the beginnings of higher education at Marietta make it evident that Marietta College might naturally regard December 17, 1832, as the date of its inception, for on that date the State Assembly...
Page 34 - ... often are in fact numerous, convenient and imposing ; but that they should be so, is not thought to be at all essential to the existence, nor even to the attractions, of a superior literary institution. Butthere must be a well-furnished library. Without this essential, well-qualified professors cannot be procured ; or if they could be procured, they would not be able to discharge their duties ; or if they could do this in some sort, they could not with satisfaction or honor.
Page 18 - ... efforts before 1835, and of the gifts of Samuel Train and Samuel Williston, to which allusion has already been made, he said: Early in the year 1839 another effort was made at home, chiefly to relieve from present embarrassments. Among the subscriptions was one of $3000, one of $1500, one of $1000, three of $750, two of $500, and so on, in all over $11,000. In the spring of 1847 the pecuniary embarrassments of the College became very great.
Page 19 - From the very beginning, the College has had warm friends. By far the largest part of its donations has been from those who have continued to give. Especially has this been true of our own citizens. The first subscription by the citizens of Marietta and Harmar in 1833, was $8,000; they have continued to give till their donations have been increased tenfold.
Page 58 - The responses were full of wit and humor, and called forth round after round of applause. Many gems were thrown out, worthy of more lasting preservation than in the memories of those who heard them. From beginning to end it was a time of unalloyed enjoyment.
Page 18 - It was a time of anxiety and alarm. The exigency seemed sufficient to warrant the calling of a special meeting of the Trustees. The Board met in May, and after making a full investigation of the pecuniary condition of the College, determined to make a vigorous effort to relieve it from its embarrassment.

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