An Historical Sketch of Harvard University, from Its Foundation to May, 1890

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Page 16 - College; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the legislature of this commonwealth from making such alterations in the government of the said university, as shall be conducive to its advantage, and the interest of the republic of letters, in as full a manner as might have been done by the legislature of the late Province of the Massachusetts Bay.
Page 15 - Bay, passed in the year one thousand six hundred and forty-two, the governor and deputygovernor, for the time being, and all the magistrates of that jurisdiction, were, with the president, and a number of the clergy in the said act described, constituted the overseers of Harvard College ; and it being necessary, in this new constitution of government, to ascertain who shall be deemed successors to the said governor...
Page 39 - ... reform. And for bread made of heated, sour meal, although I know of but once that it was so, since I kept house, yet John Wilson affirms it was twice ; and I am truly sorry, that any of it was spent amongst them. For beer and bread, that it was denied them by me betwixt meals, truly I do not remember, that ever I did deny it unto them ; and John Wilson will affirm, that, generally, the bread and beer was free for the boarders to go unto. And that money was demanded of them for washing the linen,...
Page 16 - Commonwealth are and shall be deemed their successors; who with the President of Harvard College for the time being, together with the ministers of the Congregational churches in the towns of Cambridge, Watertown...
Page 5 - ... of the work of the College, as they shall see cause, without dependence upon the consent of the Overseers foregoing. Provided always, that the Corporation shall be responsible unto, and those orders and by-laws shall be alterable by, the Overseers, according to their discretion.
Page 32 - Every scholar, that on proof is found able to read the original of the Old and New Testament into the 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.
Page 54 - Come, come ; good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used ; exclaim no more against it.
Page 31 - ethics, politics, prosody and dialects, practice of poesy, and Chaldee." Those of the third, " arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, exercises in style, composition, epitome, both in prose and verse, Hebrew, and Syriac.
Page 3 - The Court agree to give Four Hundred Pounds towards a School or College, whereof Two Hundred Pounds shall be paid the next year, and Two Hundred Pounds when the work is finished, and the next Court to appoint where and what building.
Page 17 - Mr. Hancock presents his compliments to the Rev. President and the other gentlemen, who were present yesterday at the meeting, and acquaints them that he has at heart the interest of the College as much as any one, and will pursue it ; he is much surprised and astonished at the contents of the President's letter, as well as at the doings of the gentlemen present, which he very seriously resents; and, however great the gentlemen may think the burden upon his mind may be, Mr.

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