Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Seventy Years

the early darkness of a rainy day was beginning to close in upon the Hall, judge Henry Chapin of the probate court delivered the closing address. Speaking in his judicial capacity, he bespoke the liberality of the goodly number of rich and prosperous men in Worcester County.

When you look upon this splendid edifice, standing upon this beautiful hill, overlooking this fair city like a beacon light of science and civilization; when you hear the names of its noble benefactors, already spoken in tones of gratitude and affection, destined to grow more honored with the progress of the generations; when you shall begin to realize in your own souls the truth of the immortal declaration, that "it is more blessed to give than to receive," - then indulge, for once, the luxury of emptying your coffers and go and do likewise.


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