Attended Mr. Hilliard, the whole day: he preach'd in the afternoon a Charity Sermon,
and a contribution was made, for the benefit of the unfortunate sufferers, at the
late fire in Boston. There was a scandalous stamping, by some of the students, at
the time of singing. Such conduct must always bring disgrace upon the University itself.
of Danvers, Essex C, was 20, the 13th. of this month. To the stature, he unites the
manners and the behaviour of a boy: he is a pretty good speaker, but as a scholar
he is extremely superficial: his vanity, which was puffd up in the winter, by the
allotment of an english Oration at an exhibition, has of late received considerable
mortification. The circumstance, at the time surprized every one in the Class himself
excepted, but the late allotment to him was a subject of astonishment to no one but
himself. He sometimes proposes to pursue the study of the Law, and sometimes, to turn
his attention to physic: and in this indecision as in all the rest of his conduct,
he exhibits the weakness and instability of his mind. Unless years bring wisdom to
him, he can never make a respectable figure in life.