The Atlantic Volume 88

The Atlantic Volume 88

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...design of our now blessed Fathers, in their remove from Europe into these parts of America, both to plant, and under the divine blessing to propagate in this wilderness the blessed reformed Protestant religion in the purity of its order and worship, not only to their posterity but also to the barbarous natives, we, their unworthy posterity, lamenting our past neglects of th.is grand errand, and sensible of the equal obligations better to prosecute the same end, and de--sirous in our generation to be serviceable thereunto, ---whereunto the religious and liberal education of suitable youth is under the blessing of God a chief and most profitable expcdient, --therefore do in duty to God and the weal of our country undertake in the aforesaid design." It is amazing how short a term of years sufliced, in spite of the Wanderja/zre of the "Collegiate School," and the anarchy and confusion which ended only with the accession of Rector Williams (1728), to give Yale College (as it was named in 1718) the atmosphere and traditions of a revered seat of learning. The first business of special importance which the energetic Rector Clap undertook (174()) was the compiling a volume of the Laws and Statutes of the College, and another volume of "all the Customs of College which had from time to time obtained and been established by practice." Little more than a genera.tion had passed since the founding of the school, and less than four hundred students had been graduated from it; yet rich deposits of law and custom had been made, and a community life instituted for young men which was so charged with the influences of history and literature that Ezra Stiles, " a boy of distinguished promise," who entered college as a...show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863526
  • 9781236863522