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Climb high climb far your goal....who?

soho314soho314 Posts: 13Registered User New Member
edited March 2007 in Williams College
the sky your dream the stars.....Who came up with this? Posted everywhere as anonymous, but someone had to be the author!
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Replies to: Climb high climb far your goal....who?

  • onemoremomonemoremom Posts: 405Registered User Member
    The last phrase is actually "your aim the star." I've never heard who is to be credited for these words, just that they're engraved at the Hopkins Gate. Maybe Mark or Albert Hopkins?
  • jrparjrpar Posts: 2,083Registered User Senior Member
    OK, I know who Mark Hopkins is but who is Albert?

    Onemoremom is right about the last phrase. I've never heard who is the author of this quote. Graduation and reunion parades all go through Hopkins Gate and by the engraving.
  • onemoremomonemoremom Posts: 405Registered User Member
    "Albert Hopkins
    From Willipedia

    Albert Hopkins (1807-1872) was the brother of Mark Hopkins, a member of the Class of 1826, and a professor at Williams for forty years.

    Chronology
    1807 born July 14 in Stockbridge, MA
    1824 enters Williams College
    1826 graduates from Williams College
    1827 appointed tutor at Williams
    1829 elected professor of mathematics and philosophy
    1834 takes trip to Europe to purchase instruments for astronomical observatory
    1835 begins construction of Williams College Observatory; begins teaching French, which he does for five years
    1837 receives license to preach from Berkshire Association
    1838 elected professor of natural philosophy and astronomy
    1841 marries Louisa Payson
    1843 son Edward born
    1862 death of wife
    1863 founds Alpine Club, the first mountain-climbing association in the United States
    1864 son Edward killed in Civil War
    1866 founds Church of White Oaks, Williamstown
    1869 marries Elizabeth Kilby; retires from professorship of natural philosophy
    1872 dies May 24 in Williamstown of lingering illness"
  • jrparjrpar Posts: 2,083Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks onemoremom!
  • PDadOfAnEphPDadOfAnEph Posts: 44Registered User Junior Member
    That is an impressive biography of Albert Hopkins. Unless I married at least 10 times, I wouldn't have a list that long. :-)
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