Form Plaque: 1875


The following description was written by John Gregory Wiggins in the June 6, 1929 edition of the Horae Scholasticae:

This panel, though very pure in its simplicity, is nevertheless full of meaning and very cryptic.  The Horae of this year is full of allusions to Shakespeare, and many scenes from his plays were acted.  Hence the quotation beneath the skull.  This gruesome symbol has, however, another signification, as it marks the acquisition of a new single scull at  Long Pond.  The castle marks both the erection of a new school building and the reorganization, or, rather, rebirth, of the chess club.  The connection of the owl and the moon marks this year as the one in which the Horae became a monthly publication.  The robins with the oakleaves in their bills commemorate the performance of the Babes in the Wood, as well as an increasing interest in ornithology, which became evident at this time.

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