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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1861. (search)
in the last year of my attendance there, I received a Lawrence prize for a translation into Greek of the concluding stanzas of Childe Harold. In college I have been a regular attendant upon recitations, never having lost a day from sickness or other cause. I have been a member of the Rumford Society, the Institute of 1770, the Temperance Society, and the *f *b *k. I may also mention, that in the Exhibition which took place October 18, 1859, I deliverd a Latin version from a speech of Brougham on The Law reform ; and for the Exhibition, May 7, 1861, an English oration was assigned me as my part, for the subject of which I selected Compromise. My life has thus far been a quiet one, spent principally in study, and not diversified by many events of special interest. In study, my tastes lead me principally towards physical and mathematical science, though I am also fond of philological study and of literature. During my Senior year I have been engaged in reading Dante wit
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
is hopes reveal, By the endeavor of to-day. Would I might show in proper light How much there is that ought to woo Our minds to truth, our hearts to right, In these fair scenes we travel through. In College he was a faithful though not a brilliant student. He had always looked forward to the profession of the law, and all his studies tended to prepare him for that. The study of Cicero's pleadings, so tiresome to many, he heartily enjoyed; and his favorite reading was in such works as Brougham's Statesmen, Campbell's Chancellors, Sheil's Irish Bar, Burke, Clay, and Webster. In the Presidential election of 1860 he showed an interest in public affairs which was made more intense during the last Sophomore term by the actual commencement of civil war. He then took an active part in College drill and in guard duty. In July, 1861, he had been unanimously elected the first editor of the Harvard Magazine for his Junior year; and his last vacation was spent in preparation for his duti