Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Joseph H. Earle: (late a Senator from South Carolina) Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, Fifty-fifth Congress, Second Session (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1898 - 123 pages
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Page 119 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 17 - tis the draught of a breath, From the blossom of health to the paleness of death ; From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud : — Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Page 17 - Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? — Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave.
Page 24 - It singeth low in every heart, We hear it each and all — A song of those who answer not, However we may call ; They throng the silence of the breast, We see them as of yore — The kind, the brave, the true, the sweet Who walk with us no more.
Page 41 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Page 106 - Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Page 26 - How purely hath thy speech come down From man's primeval youth! How grandly hath thine empire grown Of freedom, love, and truth!
Page 5 - Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives, and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased. Resolved, That as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased Representative the Senate do now adjourn.
Page 17 - Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passes from life to his rest in the grave. The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered around, and together be laid; And the young and the old, the low and the high, Shall molder to dust, and together shall lie.
Page 25 - And oft their spirits breathe in ours The hope and strength and love of theirs, Which bloom as bloom the early flowers In breath of summer's viewless airs.

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