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Author Name    WOOLSEY

Title   Discourses and Addresses at the Ordination of the Rev. Theodore Dwight

Book Number   16043

WOOLSEY, THEODORE DWIGHT, LEONARD BACON, NOAH PORTER, JEREMIAH DAY, and THEOPHILUS SMITH. Discourses and Addresses at the Ordination of the Rev. Theodore Dwight Woolsey, LL.D. to the Ministry of the Gospel, and His Inauguration as President of Yale College, October 21, 1846. Published by Order of the Corporation. New Haven: Printed by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College. 1846. Octavo. Disbound pamphlet, light to moderate foxing. Collation: 1-124, 132. Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-4 program, (1) half-title, (1) blank, [7]-40 Bacon sermon; (1) half-title, (1) blank, [43]-49 Porter charge, (1) blank; (1) half-title, (1) blank, [53]-54 Smith address; (1) half-title, (1) blank, [57]-72 Day inaugurating address, (1) half-title, (1) blank, [75]-100 Woolsey inaugural discourse. Contents are: Sermon at the ordination, by Leonard Bacon. Charge at the ordination, by Noah Porter. Address at the giving the right hand of fellowship, by Theophilus Smith. The inaugural address, by Jeremiah Day. The inaugural discourse, by Theodore Dwight Woolsey. Also bound in at the end is a pamphlet without a title containing a "Discourse" for which a contemporary inscription ascribed to Woolsey ("by Rev. Woolsey at meeting of ___? Association in Meriden."). [1]-19pp, (1) blank. It is a sermon on 1 John IV:21. Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801-1889) scholar, educator, president of Yale College. He studied at Princeton and abroad attending lectures in Paris, Leipzig, Bonn and Berlin, "devoting himself principally to the Greek language and literature; he visited England, and spent some months in Rome... he accepted in 1831 the professorship of the Greek language and literature in Yale College... In 1846 he was called to the presidency of the college... During the twenty-five years of his incumbency the college made greater progress than in any similar period of time theretofore: improvements were effected in the method of education; the faculty was enlarged and strengthened; the curriculum was enriched; the requirements for promotion and for degrees were made more exacting; new buildings were erected, the endowment was increa

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