In the death of Wendell Phillips, Harvard loses another of those great men of an older generation of graduates to which Emerson and Sumner belonged. Mr. Phillips' life was so much a part of the history of our people that any account of it would be superfluous. A member of the class of 1831, Mr. Phillips signalized the fiftieth anniversary of his graduation by his well known Phi Beta Kappa address, in which he charged upon the educated men of the country their disregard of questions of public good. This address which attracted so much adverse criticism has been considered by many a vindication of Mr. Phillips' course of action during the many political contests in which he took part. Mr. Phillips career in public life is certainly full of the wisest instruction for college graduates. His fearlessness, his sincerity, his independence gave examples of the greatest value to the educated man of today.
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