History of the Senior Class
S we stand upon the eve of graduation, or rather the dividing line be¬
tween theoretical knowledge and the field of practical application, with
the goal for which we have labored almost within our grasp, we have
nothing to regret and are glad to be numbered witli that grand body of
men known as the Class of 11.
Let us pursue the usual resume of achievement.
"Who in Life's battle firm doth stand,
Shall bear Hope's tender blossoms
Into the Silent Land."
The record of the Class of 14 may not glisten with the golden splendor of vic¬
torious achievement of other classes; but the spirit that produces the best that is in a
man has ever been manifested in that of the Class of 11.
Let no one think that none of the Class of '14 have drunk deep of the Pierian
spring, for diligently have the "Keepers of the Fountain of Knowledge" guided and
directed our way and with personal interest they have led us to this spring. And in
athletics we have ever proven ourselves "worthy of the steel" of a skilful opponent.
We are proud of tile records of our more forensic members. We have borne the
loads of each other; we have shared alike the joys and sorrows; our foolish pranks
have been mere diversions, with no harmful intent or effects, and yet these will be
forgotten as Time rolls on—but the shady haunts of Oxford where we have lived and
labored for several years together will ever remain in our memory, no matter where
we go, as an oasis in the desert, and the name of Oxford to us will be as the names of
old—a glory-circled memory.
Here in this little old village we love, have great men been made and unmade;
here character has been straightened and lost; here men have drained the Pierian
spring to its dregs—and yet the elements of future greatness remain almost invisible.
Still there are features sufficient to forecast for us a successful career and the shap¬
ing of illustrious lives that shall in the future ages reflect honor on our Alma Mater.
To that end we have striven, and have always tried to upliol dthe standard of a true
Emory man. C. A. Lester, Historian.