Seeds of Good & Evil

"To prayers as usual and then to recitation in [classical literature]. After breakfast, worked a little on Euclid and at 9 a.m. went to . . . lecture on rhetoric. . . .

"Poor Woodbridge fainted away just at the close of recitation today. [He] studies hard."

Amherst men of 1946, reading these 1846 jottings, will probably be grateful that they were not born a century too soon. To help mark Amherst's 128th anniversary, the diary of Amherst undergraduate William Gardner Hammond (Remembrance of Amherst; Columbia University Press; $3) was published last week. Hammond graduated second in his class,...

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