William Roscoe Thayer

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William Roscoe Thayer (January 16, 1859 – September 7, 1923) was an American author and editor. He graduated from Harvard in 1881, and became editor of the Harvard Graduates' Magazine in 1892. In 1914 he was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Letters, and he received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Brown, and other universities.


  • You shall not change, but a nobler race of men
    Shall walk beneath the stars and wander by the shore;
    I can not guess their glory, but I think the sky and sea
    Will bring to them more gladness than they brought to us of yore.
    • Man in Nature.
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