University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 131       the pupils more liberty, these became more contented, and their 
             gratitude was shown by a greater assiduity than they had hitherto 
                  The spirit of piety grew amongst then in the same degree: 
             just on the eve of the Distribution thirty-eight of them received 
             the scapular.  The month of May was celebrated in a manner to 
             edify, and the archconfraternity received some new members.
                  As to the intrinsic merit of the new plan, it consists 
             chiefly in this:  that in all the branches of English the same 
             studies may be followed by the students of the different grades 
             without prejudice to their respective classes.  Each branch has 
*I cannot    its [independent place?]*, and is not like wine poured out after 
make out     the ancient manner.
the words         This new plan presents a great advantage in the United 
             States, where everyone wants to be free to study what he likes.  
             It pleases everybody.
                  The long walks in summer, dinners in the woods, staying up 
             till nine o'clock in winter by the larger students, contributed to 
             make life in the college agreeable; more over, the monthly 
             exhibitions in public made the institution known and popular, and 
             this by degrees gained the good will of the neighborhood.

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