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 ‘fallen by the way,’ one who bears his name, and who is worthy of it, has taken up the lines that fell from his hands; and under him, with God's blessing, the good cause goes on prospering and to prosper. And so happily it has come to pass that the little school of the pioneers, planted in the wilderness, is to-day a great university; that the ambition of William Graham, the college mate of Harry Lee, has been realized beyond its sweetest dream, that the college which the Father of his Country lifted up by his generosity from a struggling academy to educate the children of those who had fallen in its defence, and which was blighted to the verge of destruction, has been restored and magnified by the hand of him who alone of all men, living or dead, now equally shares with his illustrious prototype, the eulogy pronounced by his own sire, Light Horse Harry Lee: ‘First in Peace, first in War, and first in the hearts of his Countrymen.’
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