The History of Harvard University, Volume 1

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John Owen, 1840

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Page 593 - Fellows for the time being shall forever hereafter, in name and fact, be one body politic and corporate in law, to all intents and purposes, and shall have perpetual succession, and shall be called by the name of President and Fellows of Harvard College, and shall from time to time be eligible as aforesaid...
Page 588 - College for the time being, shall, from time to- time, have full power and authority to make and establish all such orders, statutes, and constitutions as they shall see necessary for the instituting, guiding, and furthering of the said College, and the several members thereof, from time to time, in piety, morality, and learning...
Page 164 - assume to yourselves infallibility of judgment, when the most ' learned of the apostles confesseth he knew but in part, and saw but ' darkly, as through a glass...
Page 193 - The scholars shall never use their mother tongue, except that in public exercises of oratory, or such like, they be called to make them in English.
Page 594 - And, further, be it ordered by this Court and the authority thereof, that all the lands, tenements, or hereditaments, houses, or revenues, within this jurisdiction, to the aforesaid President or College appertaining, not exceeding the value of five hundred pounds per annum, shall from henceforth be freed from all civil impositions, taxes, and rates...
Page 60 - The governor of the province is not my enemy, but one whom I baptized, and one of my own flock, and one of my dearest friends.
Page 13 - Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil, Nor in the glistering foil Set off to the world, nor in broad rumour lies : But lives and spreads aloft by those pure eyes And perfect witness of all-judging Jove ; As he pronounces lastly on each deed, Of so much fame in heaven expect thy meed.
Page 331 - ... yesterday the six men who call themselves the Corporation of the College met, and, contrary to the epidemical expectation of the country, chose a modest young man, of whose piety (and little else) every one gives a laudable character. I always 'foretold these two things of the Corporation; first, that if it were possible for them to steer clear of me, they will do so; secondly, that, if it were possible for them to act foolishly, they will do so.
Page 492 - And I am sure that when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
Page 517 - Latin tongue, and to resolve them logically, withal being of honest life and conversation, and at any public act hath the approbation of the Overseers and Master of the College, may be invested with his first degree.

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