The History of the Class During Its Under-Graduate Career

The History of the Class During Its Under-Graduate Career

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...remark that to two of the five gentlemen who were born in March is due much of the noise and bluster that have marked our Collegiate career The average height of the Class is 5 feet 8 J inches. The shortest is Mr Rorert Swan, Jb., who is 5 feet 3 inches; the tallest Mr. Stuyvesant Fish, who stands 6 feet 3 inches. Two other gentlemen, Mr William Halirurton Bridgjham, and Mr. Valentine Alexander Blacque, deserve mention as being each 6 feet inch. li we exclude these three tall ones the height of '71 is 158 feet 7g inches, If we include them, it is 176 feet 111 inches. If the necessary figures were at hand, we might compare this height with that of the various church steeples of this city and of the world, or might calculate how many Seventy-Ones it would take to out-top the Himalaya Mountains; as it is, the matter must be left to future mathematicians. The average weight of the Class is 143 Ibs. oz. Mr. Swan, weighing 120 Ibs., is the lightest, as he is the shortest, among us. In like manner, Mr Fish, the man of greatest length, is the man of greatest weight in our little community. The entire weight of '71 is 5,435 Ibs. 14 oz. The Historian would submit it as a problem for aspiring Freshmen, how long the lever of Archimedes should have been, and how far that ancient man would have had to travel per second through the distant realms of space, to move the earth one inch, had he himself weighed as much as the Class of '71. Twenty-two of the Class were born in the State of New York, one each in Vermont, Louisiana, Massachusets, Maryland, Georgia, Paris and England. One unfortunate "don't know," and still another gives the equally satisfactory information that he was born "in a house." The Author has refrained from...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976908
  • 9781236976901