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[163] Artillery Company and paraded with it on the Boston Common. Professor Goodale, the Harvard botanist, has lately shown that the beginnings of natural science in the curriculum of that institution were due to the fact, that being organized for the rearing of Christian ministers it must give them some knowledge of anatomy and the Materia Medica, in order that they might prescribe for their sick parishioners. Even business matters were to some extent within their grasp, and this lasted into this century. An eminent lawyer, distinguished for his skill in the charge of great trust properties, having lately died in Boston, I was calling attention to the fact that when I knew him, in college, he never gave the slightest sign of peculiar business aptitude; but I was at once told by one who had known his father, a country clergyman, that this good pastor was the business adviser of his whole parish, and did for rural traders what his son afterward did for great capitalists. Thus much for the Protestant side; and among our Catholic citizens it is so the custom to see the clergy intrusted with great financial responsibilities, that no

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