Reminiscences of Amherst College, Historical, Scientific, Biographical and Autobiographical: Also, of Other and Wider Life Experiences

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Bridgman & Childs, 1863 - 412 pages
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Page 2 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Page 230 - What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Ceylon's. isle ; Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile : In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strown : The heathen in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone.
Page 160 - Fund, as the basis of an Institution in Amherst, in the County of Hampshire, for the classical education of indigent young men of piety and talents for the Christian Ministry.
Page 249 - Their brood as numerous hatch from the egg, that soon Bursting with kindly rupture forth disclosed Their callow young ; but feather'd soon and fledge, They summ'd their pens, and soaring the air sublime With clang despised the ground, under a cloud In prospect : there the eagle and the stork On cliffs and cedar tops their eyries build...
Page 164 - ... their original plan and intention were meant to be religious institutions. And it would greatly further the advancement of students in learning ; for the principles and spirit of true religion are the surest guide, the strongest stimulus to the right use of time, to the best improvement of talents and opportunities, and to the most successful prosecution of all useful knowledge ; insomuch, that not only theologians and reformers, but philosophers and scholars have indorsed the maxim: "Bene orasse...
Page 232 - Greece, but living Greece no more ! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there. Hers is the loveliness in death, That parts not quite with parting breath ; But beauty with that fearful bloom, That hue which haunts it to the tomb ; Expression's last receding ray, A gilded halo hovering round decay, The farewell beam of Feeling past away!
Page 385 - An attempt to Name, Classify and Describe the Animals that made the Fossil Footmarks of New England.
Page 333 - As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, And saith, Am not I in sport?
Page 161 - In contemplating the felicitous state of society, which is predicted in the scriptures of truth, and the rapid approach of such a state, which the auspices of the present day clearly indicate; and desiring to add our feeble efforts to the various exertions of the Christian community, for effecting so glorious an event; we have associated together for the express purpose of founding an institution upon the genuine principles of charity and benevolence, for the instruction of youth in all the branches...
Page 160 - Under the conviction that the education of pious young men of the first talents, in community, is the most sure method of relieving our brethren, by civilizing and evangelizing the world; and that a Classical Institution judiciously located, and richly endowed with a large and increasing...

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