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Baccalaureate Addresses.

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ADDRESS.

YOUNG gentlemen, this day closes your collegiate life. You have continued the term, and completed the course of studies prescribed in this institution. You have received its honors, and are now to go forth adventurers, unsuspecting perhaps, and certainly inexperienced, into a fascinating but illusive world, where honor flaunts in fictitious trappingswhere wealth displays imposing charms, and pleasure spreads her impoisoned banquets. And that too, at a period when the passions are most ungovernable, when the fancy is most vivid, when the blood flows rapidly through the veins, and the pulse of life beats high. Already does the opening scene brighten as you approach it, and happiness, smiling but deceitful, passes before your eyes and beckons you to her embrace.

Called to address you, at this affecting crisis, and for the last time, had I, like the patriarch of the cast, a blessing at my disposal, how gladly should I bestow it. But I have not and can therefore only

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