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Harvard Hymn

'When degrees have been conferred upon candidates from Harvard College to much jubilation, and honorary degrees awarded to much applause, it is time for the entire assembly to sing the "Harvard Hymn." The creation of professor of Latin James Bradstreet Greenough, A.B. 1856, and the energetic Paine, the Latin text includes not-so-subtle references to the desirability of a university with "eruditi professores" and generous "donatores." '

Cited from "Grace Notes" by Cynthia W. Rossano in Harvard Magazine May-June 2000

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