Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Despise not the blessings..."

That is, "Despise not the blessings of adversity, nor the gain thou hast earned so hardly." This is from a penmanship book used by J. Fisk while a student here in 1853. It may seem quaint now, but there was a practical point to traditional penmanship; before typewriters, let alone PCs and word processing software, people needed to be able to write such that others could read it! Just a little something from the college archives :-)

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