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    Harvard College (1780-)
Excerpt from book: Upon these new students much wholesome advice and many wise admonitions, which will meet the uneven fate of most advice and admonition, have already been expended. Further counsel may, indeed, be spared, for after all, they must as individuals find places for themselves, each in his own way and according to his personal inclination. To them is now given as great a measure of freedom as they will likely attain at any time of life. Within wide limits, they may do or be what they will. But surely the college of which they become a part may justly ask that they should do something and do it well, that they should be something and that thoroughly. The field of effort is wide and varied : the welcome in each part will be warm and hearty. If each man have a positive feeling toward his college life, and engage in some activity — engage strenuously, perhaps, yet not without a relieving sense of proportion and value — then the class of which he is a part cannot but possess the spirit and energy which will win victories, share effectively in common pursuits, and make the class vigourous and potential in general college life. THE two new college buildings just completed — Brooks House and Randall Hall—invite appreciation and comment. Brooks House, like all of Mr. Longfellow's work, is dignified in design and admirably adapted to its surroundings: Mr. Longfellow has solved the problem which presented itself in a scholarly fashion, and has given us a building less incongruous with its fellows than any that has been erected during President Eliot's administration. It is not, to be sure, a wholly beautiful building: its general stumpiness of effect prevents that: but with a sky-line already determined, with a fixed number of stories differentfrom that of the buildings to which it is a pendant,...  
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