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kindly appreciation of my services on their part, as leaves me
nothing to desire on that score. These are convictions which
I cherish more than it is worth while for me to attempt to
express.

It is not a light thing therefore, for me to resign my place
here. I had hoped that in the groves of Oakwood — in the
beautiful retreat, which, in the intervals of academic labor,
has been my home for eighteen months, I might find such
repose and invigoration for my overworn nerves, as would
enable me still to discharge the pleasant labors of my office.
In that hope I am disappointed. The sentence of entire
" rustication " has been passed upon me — and that in a worse
than the academic sense of the term ; for it is without limit
of time. I bow to the decree of the doctors, and I will add,
not irreverently, to the will of God. And, in taking leave
of you and of my public labors, I beg you to accept the assu-
rance of the lively interest I shall ever feel in your personal
welfare, and in the prosperity, enlargement, and fair renown



of the institution which lias been the scene of the labors of
the best years of my life. A University in name, I hope
through your resolute and persevering efforts, it will become
a University in the fullest reality of the thing — a glory and
blessing to this city, to the nation, to mankind. God pros-
per the cause of science and good letters, of truth and human
progress throughout the world.



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Online LibraryC. S. (Caleb Sprague) HenryThe true idea of the university, and its relation to a complete system of public instruction. An address before the Association of the alumni of the University of the city of New-York, June 28, 1852 → online text (page 3 of 3)