Excerpt from Commencement Annual, Vol. 6: May 22, 1896 Joy for the degree of success to which we have attained, sadness that the hour of part ing draws near, and hope in the future. For four years we have labored and strug gled, we have shared each other's joys, and endeavored to dispell the passing clouds that cross the path of each. The study of the lives of great men, such as Franklin, Lincoln, and Garfield, who have commenced life poor, who have contended with adversities, who have endured much and at last come off victorious; teaches us that it is noble, to struggle and that it was that aggressive spirit of emulation within them that led them to success. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.