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I I From mimy soureesg you hurl ull in one.
You fillecl your little eup with :ill experienee,
Anil clruuk the golilen l'o:tm, :tml leI't the dregs,
Anil tossetl the eup :twu.y. Why shoulil we mourn
Your huppiness? You lmurneil eleur flume, while he
Who tri-:uls the emlless m:treh of :lusty years
Grows lmliml :mtl ehokeil with tlust lmelore he flies,
Anil dying goes lmek to the primal tlust,
.-Xml hits not liveml so long in those long: ye:i.rs
As you in your l'ew vilmruut goltleu months
When like :L spemlthrift you gave :Lll you were."
'l'o us who :tre left.
'l'here before us lies :ui lllflftblllllv ol' ltlxeterls eontrihutiou to the watrg it is one thztt will ulwnys
live in the zumztls of the sehool. At this time it is well for us to patuse :mil eonsimler cleeply the wide
Sltlnifieamee whieh this has for us. The sateriliee whieh those noble souls have given is immens-
uruble. For them life helml everythilu,:g their lmorlies were full ol' u trememlous vitnlityg their
souls were lighted up by ilreaims ol' aitmbitiou, ol' l'ull :mil usel'ul lives in the world. 'l'he vast
extent of the szterifiee whieh they maule is im-:tlr-iilailmle to most ol' our prosuie lllllLK,'lll2l.il0llS. Deuth
in the Great Watr has been too frequent :tml too surlclen for m:my. Hut those whom lilxeter sent
forth to die epitomize the youth ol' the entire mttioug :mil from them we mu.y leutrn to know some
prineiples whieh guimlerl them in life :tml steiulierl them in ilezit-li. We, who remain here todntyg
who treiul the some wulksg who sit umler the some masters, :mil in the very ehuirs whieh those
heroes oeeupietlg who listen to the sztme eounsels :mtl the slime tenehiugsg we 1-:tn tlraiw from their
inspiriug ileetls lessons whieh will he our eonstimt guiiles throughout life. 'l'o emulate the spirit
that zmimuterl these tliumtless heroes is the leztst we mity ilo. From their groves in l"r:mee they
H1112 to lls, their sueeessors, it eliu.lIeuf,:e, one, perhaps, whieh we sh:Lll never lie ulmle to :mswer in
war. But if the sztme opportunities ure not presented to us on the hitttlefielrl we must turn to
civil life the forces whieh they put forth in war. 'I'he present is IL time of upheiivztl, of overturning
social customs :md of politienl elumges. New pztths must he m:trkerl out :tml higher goals must
be rouehefl in the future if we :ire to progress proportiomitely to the greatness of the suterifiee
which luis been maule for us. 'l'o muke the utmost of the results that were gaiiueil for us in the
hloocl ot' thousauuls is an mluty lmequezitheil to us hy those who tirst lmluzeil :L wary. 'l'he vision of
progress eutuils immense tuslis :tual to these we must 1' beml up every spirit. to its lull lieig.:l1tg"
CVUW 11110111 Of energy :uid talent must be tfllllC0llliI'2LifCKl to the greitt work tlmt remn,ins l'o1' us.
:To uvztil ourselves of :Lll opportunities, to esehew :Lll puerile l'olly shoulil he our resolve il we :Lre
lil amy wzty to be worthy of those who luwe tlieil for us. 'l'l1e voice of our fnllen :Llumni on the
flelmls of ,Frmiee where they lie triumphamt in ilezttli eulls to us to "Curry On!" lt is I'or us so to
order our lives that we muy he tit sueeessors to them. To holtl lust to our prineiples :Ls they :lid
In FTUHC11, to t-live stiumeh support to the right :ms we see it, :mil to uphold the honor ofthe school
is their message to us. Y
1 FRANCIS 'l'. R,oNAN, '19.”