Sacred To the Memory of The late Captain Ezekiel Hardy, Who in the bows of his boat was killed by a Sperm Whale on the coast of Japan, August 3d, This Tablet Is erected
to his Memory by His Widow.
At first many advised against the experiment of having the buildings erected
by the labour of the students, but I was determined to stick to it.
How many generations of the majestic trees which overshadow them have grown and flourished and decayed since first they were erected
Well, the people for whom he had done so much, let him walk down these same steps, one day, unattended, old, poor, without a second coat to his back; and when, years afterwards, he died in Sebastopol in poverty and neglect, they called a meeting, subscribed liberally, and immediately erected
this tasteful monument to his memory, and named a great street after him.
He walked erect
, and rather rapidly, and he was always alone, which made Pollyanna vaguely sorry for him.