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Quotations. Hemenway. — " I ' ll put a girdle round about the earth in forty minutes. " Blair. — " I am not lean enough to be called a good student. " A. C. W. — " He doth indeed show some sparks that are like wit. " Stedman. — • " A hapless infant here I roam, Far from my dear maternal home. " Cheney. — " How little space betwixt man and ape. " Toole. — " If there be or ever were, one such, it ' s past the size of dreaming. " Leavens. — " Trust not too much to appearances. " Norton. — " I wrap myself in my virtue. " Beaman. — " At whose sight all the stars hide their diminished heads. " Felch. — " Labor to my life no pleasure lends; I love to dream, and their my ambition ends. "
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" The College Course as Seen From Q. dual £ife. " Written for the Index by F. S. Hoyt, ' 93. TV HERE is always before every institution a mute but forcible exhibition of the results which it is accomplishing. We refer of course to its alumni list. The graduates of a college are looked upon as its finished product, and collect- ively they indicate the quality of the machinery. The best of machinery may occasionally produce poor specimens owing to flaws in the raw material, but they are exceptional. So, while other considerations concerning the relation of the college to the public engage the attention of the authorities to some extent, from the initial step, the controlling desire of founder and officer of each college is to send out from its doors alumni equipped with accomplishments and actuated by motives which will insure success. Hence there is always a disposition on the part of our college officers to adapt the curriculum to the conditions of the present time. The question before us for discussion is whether the course of the Massachusetts Agricultural College is such as to put its graduates abreast of the times, competent to deal with the conditions awaiting them, as they make their exit from the college world to grapple with the work of life. Our institution being peculiar to itself, cannot be adjudged by the standards established by some recognized leading colleges. But this statement does not imply that a high standard is impossible. In fact it will be shown later in the article that the name of the college is now associated with a high grade of work accomplished. But from its inception our college has fulfilled a mission dis- similar to that of any institution not excepting our sister agricultural colleges. So as alumni we must not disparage our Alma Mater if our attainments are in
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