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of people called Tories, in 1776, and who might properly be called so still.
As a matter of fact, Agassiz had long since passed the meridian of his reputation, and his sun was now not far from setting.
He had returned from his expedition to South America with a valuable collection of fishes and other scientific materials; but his theory of glaciers, which he went there to substantiate, had not been proven.
Darwin's Origin of species had already swept his nicely-constructed plans of original his life he spent his summers at the Isles of Shoals, and generally with one or more reverend gentlemen in his company.
He was besides a most munificent patron of the university.
He provided the means for Agassiz to go on his expedition to South America, and in conjunction with Doctor Hill reestablished commons for the students — a reform, as he once stated, as advantageous to their morals as to their purses.
He afterwards built the dormitory which is known by his name.
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