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[161] Cross, and upon the right-hand pillar the seal of the college with Veritas inscribed upon the open books. Carved upon the wall at his right hand are words written two centuries ago:— “After god had carried us safe to New England
and wee had builded our houses
provided necessaries for our liveli hood
reard convenient places for gods worship
and setled the civill government
one of the next things we longed for
and looked after was to advance learning
and perpetuate it to posterity
dreading to leave an illiterate ministery
to the churches when our present ministers
shall lie in the dust

Here the colonists founded their college, and across its shield they wrote Veritas. Harvard has been true to her inheritance. Still she teaches her sons to seek for truth as she sends them forth to a ministry wider far than that of which the fathers dreamed, for which they hoped and prayed.

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