ADDRESSES AT THE INAUGURATION OF THOMAS HILL, D.D., AS PRESIDENT OF HARVARD COLLEGE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1868.

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Página 13 - ... to give a true account of their gift of reason to the benefit and use of men; as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit, or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect, or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon, or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention, or a shop for profit and sale ; and not a rich store-house for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Página 13 - For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight ; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction ; and most times for lucre and profession ; and seldom sincerely to give a true account of their gift of reason, to the benefit and use of men...
Página 13 - ... as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state, for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground, for strife and contention; or a shop, for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Página 13 - But the greatest error of all the rest is the mistaking or misplacing of the last or furthest end of knowledge. For men have entered into a desire of learning and knowledge, sometimes upon a natural curiosity and inquisitive appetite; sometimes to entertain their minds with variety and delight; sometimes for ornament and reputation; and sometimes to enable them to victory of wit and contradiction; and most times for lucre and profession...
Página 20 - It was then my purpose to enter upon my professional studies without previously pursuing any more general course. But my teacher urged me to do otherwise, telling me that the capacity for profiting by special professional studies, and for usefulness in special professional labors, was in direct proportion, other things being equal, to the extent and solidity of a student's general attainments.
Página 33 - Deinde quum proferenda sunt studia , caligat in sole, et omnia nova ofíendit, ut qui solus didicerit, quod inter multos faciendum est. Mitto amicitias, quae ad senectutem usque firmissimae durant, religiosa quadam necessitudine imbutae; neque enim est sanctius, sacris iisdem, quam studiis initiari.
Página 5 - Undergraduates occupied the four ranges of pews immediately in front of the platform, having the members of the Professional Schools in the wall-pews on their right, and on their left those who had entered in the procession, and could not find room immediately around the pulpit. The aisles and other open spaces in the church were densely crowded with spectators. After the President had been inducted into office, and had received the keys, the charter, and the College seal, he took his seat in the...
Página 6 - JK PAINE. VIII. INAUGURAL ADDRESS, BY PRESIDENT HILL. IX. MUSIC. Chorus from the Antigone of Sophoeles.
Página 5 - ... their accustomed places on the platform on the left of the pulpit, the Board of Overseers and the officers of the State being arranged upon the right, and on a table in the centre were placed the College seal and charter, and the College keys. In the early part of the ceremonies, the President elect sat on the right of the old President's chair, and the Undergraduate orator on its left.
Página 4 - Schools. Librarian, with the College Seal and Charter. Steward, with the College Keys.

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