subjects of the Majesty of Heaven, and in the applause of their people for the happy fruits and effects of their care and good government and that our Sovereign and all under his Dominion may be mutual Blessings to each other.
I desire the Blessing of God for all my friends, his Pardon for my Enemies, and an ample Reward for all my Benefactors.
I desire thankfully to acknowledge all God's favors, heartily to repent of all my Sins and implore His tender Mercy in the forgiveness of them for Christ's sake; and humbly intreat that by the continued Influences of the Divine Spirit I may be wrought up to a fitness for the Society of Heaven and finally Translated to it through the Merits of my Prevalent Intercessor.
I gratefully return back my Body to my Mother Earth, therein to be decently buried, but free from any pageantry or show, nothing doubting of its Resurrection at the last day, and would devoutly resign my Spirit to God who gave it. As for that worldly estate which God has been
aisles raying out from it, cutting the tiers of seats into wedge-shaped portions.
Over the stage is a Latin inscription, of which we quote the following translation:--
Here in the wilderness Did English exiles In the year after the birth of Christ The 1636th And the 6th after the foundation of the colony Believing that wisdom Should first of all things be cultivated By public enactment, found a school And dedicate it to Christ and the Church. Increased by the munificence of John Harvard, AChrist and the Church. Increased by the munificence of John Harvard, Again and again assisted By the friends of good learning Not only here but abroad And finally entrusted To the care of its own children, Brought safely through From small beginnings to larger estate By the care, and judgment, and forethought Of Presidents, Fellows, Overseers and Faculty All liberal arts And public and private virtues It has cultivated, it cultivates still
But they that be wise Shall shine as the brightness of the firmament And they that turn many to righteousness As the stars