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the liberal professions occupied the attention and exhaust-
ed the effort of the intellect of those days. NVith the es-
tablishment of the State College of Kentucky new lines
i ' were laid down and new fields of study and investigation
were opened. Its appliances were rudimentary, but its
- processes and aspirations were in harmony with the spirit
of the age. \rVith gradually increasing resources, its ta-
cilities and its numbers grew apace, and work was done
L and original results achieved which found generous recog-
i nition at home and abroad.
i ‘ KNO\VLEDGE’S 1>ooRs 01>1~:N. ._
· For years our capacity has failed to meet our require-
ments. This capacious though modest structure which
the Executive and Legislature of Kentucky received and
dedicate to the dignity and potency of Science tonight, -
marks an era in the internal and external expansion of the _
` State College. Hither the youth of the Commonwealth
will come to tread the broad avenues and thread the devious
I labyrinths which lead to Nature’s laboratory, wherey "lle
_ who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in working"
opens the portals and discloses to reverent enquiry and
patient investigation, mysteries deeper and grander and
more sublime than the votaries of Eleusis ever conceived.
From these walls may not issue Newtons and lfranklins,
Cuviers and Pasteurs and Darwins. "'l`hese are the lm-
mortals, who hold their sessions on white thrones forever,"
but we may in years to come contribute our quota to swell
the numbers ofthe mighty second best, the Faradays, the
Kelvins, the Lockyers, the Greys and the Tyndalls, the
high priests ofthe greater divinities, who interpret their
message of order and utility and beauty to mankind.
y h , NON NOBIS 1>oM1N1·:. . i
| r The State College must take the lead i,n the tield of
1 ` _ scientihc study and investigation in this Commonwealth,
· and among her sister States of the South. To the Legis-