Addresses Delivered at the Inauguration of W.I. Chamberlain, LL. D., to the Presidency of the Iowa State Agricultural College, November 9, 1886

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Page 24 - Congress, according to the census of 1860, for the "endowment, support and maintenance of at least one college, where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, ... in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of life.
Page 30 - No portion of said fund, nor the interest thereon, shall be applied, directly or indirectly, under any pretense whatever, to the purchase, erection, preservation, or repair of any building or buildings.
Page 20 - Roman, that, if they chance at any time to be without company, they are like a becalmed ship ; they never move but by the wind of other men's breath, and have no oars of their own to steer withal.
Page 21 - Act, granting to the several states lands for the endowment of "colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts.
Page 28 - Art. 255. The Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, founded upon the land grants of the United States to endow a seminary of learning and a college for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, now established and located in the City of Baton Rouge, is hereby recognized; and all revenues derived and to be derived from the seminary fund, the Agricultural and Mechanical College fund, and other funds or lands donated or to be donated by the United States to the...
Page 20 - Some years after he quitted Cambridge he published a tract on the defects of universities, in which, after having premised that colleges were established for the communication of the knowledge of our predecessors, he proposed that a college be appropriated to the discovery of new truth, " to mix, like a living spring, with the stagnant waters.
Page 20 - Bacon's leading thought was the good of humanity. He held that study, instead of employing itself in wearisome and sterile speculations, should be engaged in mastering the secrets of nature and life, and in applying them to human use.
Page 28 - And the following statement referring to the endowment fund : " But for the hurried sales it would have been not less than five hundred thousand dollars, and with the entire saline grant it would have been not less than a million."2 THE STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. In 18*58 the Legislature of Iowa passed an act to establish a " State Agricultural College and Model Farm," to be connected with the entire agricultural interests of the State.
Page 22 - Satan finds some mischief still, For idle hands to do," even if the mind is kept active.
Page 27 - But most of you are, very properly perhaps, giving a larger share of your attention to language and literature, and...

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