A History of the University of Pennsylvania; From Its Foundation to A. D. 1770 Including Biographical Sketches of the Trustees, Faculty, the First Alumni and Others

A History of the University of Pennsylvania; From Its Foundation to A. D. 1770 Including Biographical Sketches of the Trustees, Faculty, the First Alumni and Others

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...to their freedom from the University tests of the old country: You now appear as candidates for the first honors of this institution. The free spirit that it breathes permits us not to bind you to us by the ordinary ties of oaths and promises. Instead thereof, we would rely on those principles of virtue and goodness which we have endeavored to cultivate. You are now about to step into life, and embark in all its busy scenes. It is fit, then, that you should make a pause--a solemn pause--at its portal, and consider well what is expected from you, and how you are prepared to perform it. Let no part if your future conduct disgrace the lessons you have received, or disappoint the hopes you have so justly raised! Consider yourselves, from this day, as distinguished above the vulgar, and called upon to act a more important part in life! strive to shine forth in every species of moral excellence, and to support the character and dignity of beings formed for endless duration! The christian world stands much in need of inflexible patterns of integrity and public virtue; and no part of it more so than the land you inhabit. If, then, you regard the credit of this institution, which will travail in concern for you, till you are formed into useful men; if you regard your own credit, and the credit of the many succeeding setts of youth, who may be hied to glory by your example; let your conduct in the world be such, at least, as to deserve the applause of the wiser and the better part of it. Remember you are the first who have received the honors of this Seminary. Think, then, what pain it would give us, should we be disappointed in you, our first and most hopeful sons. This forms an admirable Chapter of Counsel, suitable for all classes and conditions of...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660380X
  • 9781236603807