Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Lewis historical publishing Company, 1915 - Virginia
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Page 62 - Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold : Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said, 'What writest thou?'- The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answer'd ' The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 218 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honour thy father and thy mother (which is the first commandment with promise), that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest live long on the earth.
Page 62 - The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And lo ! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Page 64 - ' is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops; no, but the kind of men the country turns out.
Page 462 - He is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the...
Page 29 - Thus eminently fitted for the service and Ornament of his country, he was made receiver general of his majesty's revenues here ; was thrice appointed public agent to the court and ministry of England and being thirty-seven years a member, at last became president of the council of this colony.
Page 342 - He was one of the organizers and the first president of the Harford historical society of Harford county, Md., and corresponding member of the Maryland historical society.
Page 366 - Lambeth conference, he received the degree of Doctor of Laws from the university of Cambridge, England.
Page 224 - University in 1887 and was graduated four years later with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Won the Owen prize medal in moral philosophy, was chairman of the literary committee of "The Comet," the college annual, and in 1903 was elected a member of the Phi Beta Kappa.
Page 250 - Whether the elements of success in life are innate attributes of the individual, or whether they are quickened by a process of circumstantial development, it is impossible to clearly determine. Yet the study of a successful life is none the less interesting and profitable by reason of the existence of this same uncertainty.

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