Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopedia of the State of Maryland: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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American historical society, Incorporated, 1919 - Maryland - 756 pages
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Page 504 - For a number of years he served as a member of the Board of Managers and at the time of his death was third vice-president of the Society.
Page 440 - June, 1870, after a three and a half years' course, in the fall of 1871 he entered the Medical Department of the University of Maryland, from which he was graduated in March, 1873, also serving during his last year as interne in the University Hospital. After his graduation he entered upon practice in Baltimore, and his rise in his profession was rapid. He was soon appointed prosector to the chair of anatomy in the Medical Department of the University. In March, 1875, he was elected resident physician...
Page 518 - ... whose patriotism, courage, and untiring energy gave the brightest promise to his country, we most deeply mourn the death of one who, as a member of this bar, was respected by all for his professional bearing, and loved by those who best knew him, for the warmth and steadfastness of his friendship. " Resolved, That we sympathize with his afflicted family, in the sorrow of their bereavement, and request the chairman of this meeting to offer them our sincerest condolence. "Resolved, That, as a tribute...
Page 544 - This is but the natural result of causes which are manifest and require no explanation. The ability and training which qualify one to practice law, also qualify him in many respects for duties which lie outside the strict path of his profession and which touch the general interests of society.
Page 512 - ... is ready to meet any obligation of life with the confidence and courage that come of conscious, personal ability, right conception of things and an habitual regard for what is best in the exercise of human activities.
Page 512 - Regent dubbed him a knight, so that he was known henceforth as Sir Humphrey Davy. After his invention of the safety-lamp, he was further distinguished by a baronetcy. He died in May, 1829, aged fifty-one, at Geneva, in Switzerland, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health. He was buried at Geneva, where an obelisk was placed over his remains by his wife. Two of his biographers assert that such constant and remarkable good fortune had an injurious effect upon his character.
Page 519 - The threats go further than abuse : personal violence is denounced. I do not believe it; it is not the genius of the worst of men of this country, in the worst of times. But I have set my mind at rest. The last end that can happen to any man, never comes too soon, if he falls in support of the law and liberty of his country: (for liberty is synonymous to law and government).
Page 339 - ... of his estate to the two institutions which bear his name, the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Each of them received property estimated in round numbers at three and a half million dollars. The gift to the University included his estate of Clifton (three hundred and thirty acres of land), fifteen thousand shares of the common stock of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and other securities which were valued at seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Many persons have...
Page 548 - ... Abraham Lincoln, when he said, "There is something better than making a living, and that is making a life." With a realization of this truth, Dr. Moses Greeley Parker persistently and energetically labored, not only to win success, but to make his life a continual source of benefit to his fellow-men. While many men owe their success to intense concentration upon one line of effort, and while this quality is of decided value, there are a few exceptions in American enterprise, where leaders of...
Page 338 - These trustees organized, and it appeared on the death of the founder that, after providing for his near kin, he had bequeathed the bulk of his fortune to the two institutions which bear his name.

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