Dr. Parker was called very good, but his glory was entirely eclipsed by that of Emerson. Com.[mencement] day it rained constantly & house was but completely full. The exercises were tolerably interesting. There were thirteen graduates, & A.J. Bent [sic; Joseph Avery Bent, '45], in my opinion, did the best of all. After the usual exercises one Dr. Corant who has recently visited Germany delivered an address before the Alumni. [?] He took for his theme, the German universities, & handled it in the dryest of all possible ways. Giving minute details of all

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