EULOGY ON JOHN ALBION ANDREW (Google eBook)

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Page 13 - Each petty hand Can steer a ship becalm'd ; but he that will Govern and carry her to her ends, must know His tides, his currents ; how to shift his sails ; What she will bear in foul, what in fair weathers ; Where her springs are, her leaks ; and how to stop 'em ; What sands, what shelves, what rocks do threaten her...
Page 13 - What sands, what shelves, what rocks do threaten her; The forces and the natures of all winds, Gusts, storms, and tempests; when her keel ploughs hell, And deck knocks heaven: then to manage her, Becomes the name and office of a pilot.
Page 21 - I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world, but this I know, that I was never mean enough to despise any man because he was ignorant, or because he was poor, or because he was black.
Page 20 - ORDER Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4 RESOLUTION Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
Page 13 - This brought him into direct contact with principles, and opened to him the vital sources of inspiration. This supplied to patience and to hope that great " Army of Reserve " which repeated defeats could not exhaust. This glorified the hardest as well as the humblest toil with a shining motive, and, to use his own favorite quotation, " Made drudgery divine : Who sweeps a room as for God's law, Makes that and the action fine.
Page 17 - ... to whom the people have assigned the authority and the power. One great duty of absorbing, royal Patriotism, which is the public duty of the occasion, demands us all to follow. Placed in no situation where it becomes me to discuss his policy, I do not stop even to consider it. The only question which I can entertain is what to do, and when that question is answered, the other is what next to do in the sphere of activity where it is given me to stand.
Page 36 - HAPPY and blest are they who have endured : for though the body dies the soul shall live for ever.
Page 14 - April, which opened the costliest and bloodiest of civil wars, found him all prepared. He received his telegram from Washington, for troops, on Monday, April 15. He was able to say that by nine o'clock on the next Sunday morning, "the whole number of regiments demanded from Massachusetts were already either in Washington or in Fortress Monroe or on their way to the defence of the capital.
Page 21 - ... for their country. In the same manner he gave himself no rest, in his labors for the families of the brave men who were in the field. This interest was the deeper, the humbler the walk in life of its objects. The British minister, Sir Frederick Bruce, once called upon him at the State House, and found the room nearly filled with colored women who had come to hear news of fathers, brothers and sons enlisted in the black regiments of Massachusetts. He waited patiently while the Governor inquired...
Page 21 - ... his labors for the families of the brave men who were in the field. This interest was the deeper, the humbler the walk in life of its objects. The British minister, Sir Frederick Bruce, once called upon him at the State House, and found the room nearly filled with colored women who had come to hear news of fathers, brothers and sons enlisted in the black regiments of Massachusetts. He waited patiently while the Governor inquired into the sorrows and grievances, and listened to the perplexities...

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