Preparations were begun yesterday at the Widener Library for the cutting of an inscription in the panel over the doorway between the Sargent mural paintings. The inscription was originally planned in connection with the paintings, but its cutting was delayed at the time of their installation last fall. The work started yesterday will not be completed until after Commencement.
The inscription consists of four lines, the first two of which refer to the painting. "The American Soldier Arrives", on the right, and the last two to the painting on the left, "Victory and Death." The inscription is as follows:
They crossed the sea crusaders keen to help
The nations battling in a righteous cause. Happy those who with that glowing faith in one embrace clasped victory and death?