from the 1935 Tercentenary Pagent, Act III. Scene 2, Written by Lee J. Dunn, '24; Directed by William H. Marnell, '23; performed as part of the ceremonies for the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the school, to recount, in part, the history of the school

"[Head Master] Gardner. Good morning, Boys. I have asked you to come see me that I may show the regard I hold for both you and the North . . . You boys are about to fight against the South. Brother against brother, father against son. Does it not bring back to you the days when Rome was torn by Civil strife? You sat at desks in this building and learned of Pompey, Caesar, Brutus, Cassuis, Antony, and Octavious. You learned how they forgot the glory of Rome and sought agrandizement of self. How the great Republic, torn by internal strife became an Empire. And how the Empire declined. If there is anything in the world that I despise it is a sham. Some of these men were true to one belief- their own power. No Latin School Boy thinks of that at a time such as this. This war is not a war of individuals but a war of principle. That Latin School should furnish men to this war- a war for principle, I repeat- is fitting and just. The school is over two hundred years old. We have seen the French and Indiam Wars, and the Latin School Boys served well. We have lived through the Revolution, when Franklin, Adams, Hancock, Hooper, Lovell, and countless others, Latin School Boys, who served in the ranks, brought glory to our School. The courage, the forebearance of these men is yours by inheritance. It is a sacred trust to carry on! . . ."