The Years At Yale: Scholar, Athlete, Women's Rights Advocate
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© Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, 2009
Class of 1769 and eventually Yale's president, Timothy Dwight was one of three tutors who, with the president, were the faculty in the Hales' years. Dwight and another tutor made a significant change in the rigidly classical curriculum by introducing the study of literature.
Dwight honored Hale in 1785 with these lines in his epic poem The Conquest of Canaan.
Thus, while fond Virtue wish'd in vain to save, Hale, bright and generous, found a hapless grave. With genius' living flame his bosom glow'd, And science charm'd him to her sweet abode….