But that, oer Hoosic's vale, which lowers
Will never know serener hours
Nor open to the day--
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR PUBLISHED (in part): Life, I, 92-93.
Worthington January 9th 
I write to tell you that it is very problematical whether I shall go to Yale, unless I can enter at the beginning of or middle of next term rather than at the end of this vacation-- I would therefore wish you to write up immediately to inform me whether this be the case. Supposing I should put it off two or three weeks next term, would I be refused admission? I wrote my other letter to get an answer to this question, but amidst my other matters forgot it. 2 I wish you would make particular inquiry into this subject & not let "ill health" prevent your writing back immediately so that I may know before the end of the vacation. 3 I presume that your not mentioning Euclid in your catalogue of Mathematics was an oversight. It so, let me know. I have studied more Greek than was necessary and am sorry for spending so much of my time on it.
However, if I should not enter this time I shall quit study and go to farming or turn mechanic. Would not blacksmithing be as good a trade as any for the display of one's abilities? Vulcan though the son of Jupiter and sleeping partner of Cytherea, gloried in his skill in hot iron and forging the thunderbolts of Eternal Jove. If, after you have passed through the [ . . . ] 4 of academic honor & [ . . . ] the diploma [ . . . ] sweating over the anvil and wielding the hammer "with an air of majesty." "Much study" says Solomon "is a weariness to the flesh," 5 and I think Solomon perfectly in the right. Yet, without this "weariness of the flesh," I conjecture that Solomon would never have attained to that reputation for learning and wisdom that he possessed. You may perhaps smile at my gravity when I add that all the learning and wisdom of