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" I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony... "
The Christian Spectator - Page 93
1827
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Pushing to the Front, Volume 1

Orison Swett Marden - 1911 - 824 pages
...ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony " ; such were the words of ten ministers who in the year 1700 assembled at the village of Branford,...
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Letters and Speeches of the Honorable John F. Fitzgerald: Mayor of Boston ...

John Francis Fitzgerald - 1914 - 166 pages
...worthy fathers who assembled in Banford in 1700, and laying each a few volumes upon the table said, "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony" and these two universities were born in a wilderness. What inspiration you must get from the history...
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An Elementary History of Our Country

Eva March Tappan - 1914 - 256 pages
...settlements onnecticut came together to found a college. Each laid a few books on a table and said, "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." This little pile of books was the beginning of Yale College. The Connecticut valley being fertile,...
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Some American College Bookplates: A Presentation of Plates, Old and New ...

Harry Parker Ward, Theodore Wesley Koch - 1915 - 482 pages
...for the Yale Library represents a Colonial table on which lies a collection of books. The quotation: "I give these Books for the founding of a College in this Colony," which appears on the bookplate, recalls the establishment of the library in 1701 as the beginning of...
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The Book of the Yale Pageant, 21 October 1916: In Commemoration of the Two ...

George Henry Nettleton - 1916 - 243 pages
...spoken, my friend; nor shall thy hope prove vain. From the easternmost border I come to second thee. I give these Books for the founding of a College in this Colony. (The four others who have brought books present them with the same words.) Webb. Brethren, some of...
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Pilgrim Deeds and Duties: A Handbook of Congregational History and Outlook

National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States. Tercentenary Commission - 1916 - 115 pages
...at Branford, Connecticut, brought books, each one saying as he laid his contribution on the table, " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." The number of volumes that thus made a beginning for the Yale Library was forty! Still more important...
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New England: A Human Interest Geographical Reader

Clifton Johnson - 1917 - 371 pages
...1700, ten ministers met at BranNew Haven Green ford and each laid on a table a contribution of books, saying, "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." The whole number was about forty volumes. The next year the General Court voted the college a small...
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Young People's Story of American Literature

Ida Prentice Whitcomb - 1922 - 402 pages
...Connecticut ministers, each depositing forty books upon a table, declaring as he laid them down : " I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." A commemorative stone may be seen at Saybrook, Connecticut, the original site of the college. We are...
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The University Library: An Address on Alumni University Day

Chauncey Brewster Tinker - 1924 - 11 pages
...say, an occupation for a son of Yale, for he might then worthily quote the fiat lux of his fathers, "I give these books for the " founding of a college in this colony." Printed under the direction of Carl Purington Rollins, Printer to Tale University. Mcmxxiv. BOUND -"...
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Bulletin of the American Library Association, Volume 6

American Library Association - 1912
...books and presented them to the body, and laying them on the table said these words, or to this effect: "I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony." Then the trustees as a body took possession of them and appointed the Rev. Mr. Rüssel of Branford...
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