Genial is always the first, and then affable, pleasant, entertaining, sympathetic, industrious, are other words used to formulate the impression those who knew him have retained all these years.
As the story of his work is told, we shall be able to see reasons for using words descriptive of deeper, stronger, and more abiding traits of character which will be discerned on a closer acquaintance.
He was born in the ancient house still standing at the corner of High and Woburn streets, October 30, 1795.
He was fitted for Harvard under Dr. Luther Stearns, who came to Medford as a teacher, but who occasionally practised medicine.
He became a member of the class of 1816 at Harvard.
The scrap-book contains a little relic of the student life of long ago. Napoleon Bonaparte was an object that loomed large in the eyes of the world.
He had just been sent to Saint Helena, and the question was whether he could escape.
We find that two students expressed their beliefs in this record of a