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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 2: education (search)
begets a sort of sadness. Nowhere does one feel so much the force of the old saying: Time is short: art is long. As you loiter in the alcoves you cannot help thinking how few of so many books you can ever read. And isn't it the sadder thought, how few of them are worth reading? Some of the winter courses of lectures have been announced and make me regret the necessity of my going away to teach school. Mr. Dana the poet begins next week a course of literature. Night before last John Quincy Adams delivered an introductory lecture. He will be followed by several distinguished gentlemen. Professor Walker, a man of truly great mind, is to give twelve lectures on natural theology, and Professor Silliman, I know not how many on geology, besides others almost as attractive. We now learn for the first time that Dana's ambition was not limited to mastering the course at Harvard. As we have seen, he had been disappointed in his arrangements for money, and had been compelled to ta
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 27: administration of President Hayes begins a new era (search)
iam Curtis Samuel J. Randall Benjamin F. Butler sketches of Beach and Bennett Early in the presidential term of Rutherford B. Hayes, a movement was started at Boston to place his portrait in Memorial Hall, with those of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the only other graduates of Harvard University who had up to that time reached the office of president. It was proposed that the portrait should be paid for by subscriptions from his fellow-graduates, and Dana was invited to contribute. to whom he had been chiefly indebted for its infamous success. Sooner than honorably commemorate such an event or do public homage to such a man, I beg you, gentlemen, with your own hands first to destroy the portraits of John Adams and John Quincy Adams in Memorial Hall, and then to raze to the ground the hall itself. And this was the attitude that Dana maintained throughout life towards Hayes and his cabinet. There seems to have been nothing personal in his course. He had no acquain
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
Index A. Adams, Abigail, 1. Adams, John, 456, 459. Adams, John Q., 25, 138, 456, 459. Addition, Division and silence, 427. Alabama campaign, 355. Alabama claims, 422. Alabama River, 250, 251. Alcott, Mr., 27, 33, 35. Alexander, Columbus, 434, 435. Allen, Mr., 48. Alliance between Russia, Prussia, and Austria, 82. Altgeld, Governor, 481. America, aid to, 81. American Cyclopaedia, 158, 173-177, 501. Ames, Oakes, 434. Amnesty for political offenders, 401. Ancestry and family history, 1,2, 3. Anderson, Major, 164. Annexation of Canada, 421-423, 476-478. Anti-British feeling, 382. Antietam, 168, 199, 310. Antislavery amendment, 352. Appomattox, 330, 331. Appraiser of merchandise, 414,415. Army, corps, Sixth, 337, 338, 342 362; Ninth, 322; Thirteenth, 318, 227, 236, 245; Eighteenth, 335, 337; Nineteenth, 337; of Potomac, 170, 249, 250, 251, 275, 299, 303, 304, 310, 317, 318, 330, 333, 349, 362, 366; of Shenandoah, 344; of Tennessee