Gordon Merrick 1 Aug. 1855

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Gordon Merrick 1 Aug. 1855 - - - to bo" - cf - RACINE COLLEGE. Commencement...
- - to bo" - cf - RACINE COLLEGE. Commencement Day. Last Thursday was the day appointed for holding the Third Annual Commencetnent of Racine ColU ge. The day was remarkably line, a little too warm perhaps, and everything went off in admirable style. The follow ing was the programme of exercises : : ' Opening Praveb. Music Te Deum Laudaraus. Salutatory Oration The Bvils of In tempen.nec ; by Norton James Field, of Kngusu Oration The Wonders ofCo - ology ; by James Thompson, of Ualtdonia. Enulisu Oration The Importance of Agriculture ; by Edward Kough Carr, of Oak Creek. . , , English Oration The Harmony of Nature ; by Wilson Charles Huff, of Winona, Mini . , . ,, - Music The Chariot, An Anthem. ' ' Valedictory Oration The Benefits of Education ; by George Henry Jcnks, of Lvaeine. ,, .. . CoLt.EQE Aduress By tho Rev. Hiram N. Bishop, Rudor of St. Matthew's Church, Kenosha . CoNFEiiniNo of Degrees, and Address, by the President. ' ' COMMBSCEMSNT HyMN. To Tnee.'our iovful ? A soleeii, song of grateful praise. - . . Beyond all temples built by art - , - : 'J'hv dwelling is the pious heart : : s . t Help us to bear tho lamp of truth, To light tho stops of ardent youth, , And 6c thai light on others shed, : When we are nuiuburcd with the dead. Tou art tho way, the trulh, the life, is from the - ay of 8 ,,: Of the Orations, which were all good. wo have neither tune nor space to speak as they deserve to be spoken of, brtt we cannot refrain from repeating a remark made by nearly every one on the valedictory ad dress it was excellent. The matter of the address was well conceived, and it was well delivered ; but what perhaps attract ed the most attention, and best pleased the large audience assembled to hear it, was the neatly executed, well timed, well merited, and beautifully paid compliment to the' very worthy President of the Rev Dr. Park. Timo, place, a combined to render the tribute of merited praise and thanks offered to the Dr., peculiarly gratifying to all. The well. known modesty of the gentleman, the pres ence'of his students, of the .worthies whom the occasion had called .together, and, n. it leant, of a large assemblage of his fellow citizens, ladies and gentlemen, who each felt with the speaker the truthfulness of the words and yet their inadequacy to express the half of the good will felt towards the re cipient, combined, we say, to render the valedictory the marked feature of the day. - The College Address, by the Rev. H. N. Bishop, of Kenosha, was well received, and by many very much admired. The gent.eman is a peculiarly pleasing speaker. His subject was the Reformation of Religion in the sixteenth century ; paying a deserved tribute to Luther, Calvin, Cran - mer, and the other luminaries of that age ; and, by the contrast in the condition of Papal and Protestant countries, showing how much they had accomplished for the benefit of mankind. Tho President then conferred the Hono rary Degree of Master of Arts on the Rev. Messrs. Charles B. Stout, of Waukesha, David Keene and J. P. T. Ingraham, off Milwaukee, and E. Steele Peake, of Nash - otah Theological Seminary, and also on Henry T. Fuller, Lsq., of Racine, The degree in course of Bachelor of Sciences was next conferred on the Graduating Class the Shorter Course, consisting of the young gentlemen above named as speak and Mr. Gordon Merrick, of Spring Prairie, who was unable to be present. The Graduates and Students in attendance briefly but affectionately addressed by the President ; who also urged upon the ! citizens of Racine the importance of sus - 1 taining this College which their bands had helped to rear. ! The Benediction, which .was pronounced oy uisnop tvemper, closed the a

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  2. 01 Aug 1855, Wed,
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