Excerpt from The Smith College Monthly, Vol. 21: October, 1913-June, 1914
But greater than this was the knowledge Of our fellows which came to us. We had wondered how they could call this one who laughed SO much serious-minded and that plain-looking one marvelous. We found many who knew as much as we did and others who knew more. We took the attitude of one who learns and yet teaches at the same time. This is the give and take of college. Each of us was Of some use to the others and a part of the whole, which Of course could go on without us, but being a part Of it was joy for us and our friends.
When we approached our last year, we realized in our work the pleasure of following minds far greater than our own. Special subjects became fascinating. A peculiar phase Of life interested us and there welled up within us the determination to become masters of that subject. We longed to specialize, really to know something. We pursued kindred subjects with a new zeal and counted that time most happy when we could make our contribution. We were anxious that this vision of usefulness touching the inner life Should find some expression in our outer activities. Within our souls the dawn of our new relationship to the work of the world was breaking.
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