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Proceedings at the Inauguration of Frederick A.P. Barnard


Proceedings at the Inauguration of Frederick A.P. Barnard

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Excerpt from book: THE CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. Doctor Barnard: — The corporate authorities of this ancient institution, by a deliberate vote, and with a cordial unanimity, have called you to the Presidency of the College, made vacant by the resignation of its late amiable and accomplished occupant. We are assembled for the purpose of completing your induction into office, by the delivery to you of the keys of the College, and a copy of its charter, as the symbols of the office committed to you. In the discharge of your duties, you will have as your assistants a Faculty well tried, and of approved ability, learning, and success in the several departments of science and of arts. You will have the cordial support and sympathy of the corporate authorities of the College, in every measure tending to promote its interests, and the cause of education and of learning. We commit to your care a generous band of ingenuous youths, — objects of interest, affection, and pride in the present, of deep and earnest hope in the future, — preparing for the stern contest of life, and soon to become busy actors in the world's great drama. We bespeak for them, collectively and individually, your tender care, your stern watchfulness, your affection. Train, instruct, incite, restrain them, — Viamque insiste domandi, Dum faciles animi juvenum, dum mobilis aetas. Our College is liberally endowed, has lands, has wealth: but these young gentlemen she esteems her most precious treasures. While we are full of hope and of affection for those now. committed to your care, we cherish a just pride in those who have preceded them, and have heretofore gone forth from the training and the discipline of this institution. The presence with us, this day, of some of these, and the still active engagements of others, rest...  
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