A discourse on the genius and character of the Rev. Horace Holley, LL. D.: late president of Transylvania University (Google eBook)

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Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1828 - 294 pages
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Page 242 - York, as their medical department, under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons In the City of New York.
Page 101 - Each flower of the rock and each gem of the billow Shall sweeten thy bed and illumine thy sleep. Around thee shall glisten the loveliest amber That ever the sorrowing sea-bird has wept ; With many a shell, in whose hollow-wreathed chamber, We, Peris of Ocean, by moonlight have slept.
Page 153 - ... three days before me. Ashland is a very pleasant place, handsomer than I anticipated. The grounds are beautiful, the lawns and walks extensive, the shrubbery luxuriant, and the garden well supplied. The native forest of ash in the rear adds a charming effect to the whole. After breakfast Mr. Clay rode with me and we went with the trustees, by appointment, to the college to visit the professors and students. They were all collected in the largest hall to receive us. I made a short address, which...
Page 290 - The sun rose in all the brightness and intense heat of a tropical region. It was a dead calm. Not a breath of air skimmed the surface of the sea, or fanned the burning brow of the sufferer. The writer of this article, who still lay in silent anguish, a speechless spectator of the scene, expected, while conscious of anything but distress, to be the next victim, and who, losing at times even all sense of suffering in the womanish feeling occasioned by the circumstance of there not being a female hand...
Page 99 - And now, my race of terror run, Mine be the eve of tropic Sun ! No pale gradations quench his ray, No twilight dews his wrath allay ; With disk like battle-target red, He rushes to his burning bed, Dyes the wide wave with bloody light, Then sinks at once and all is night.
Page 151 - LEXINGTON, May 27th, 1818. The town and vicinity are very handsome. The streets are broad, straight, paved, clean, and have rows of trees on each side. The houses are of brick almost universally, many of them in the midst of fields, and have a very rural and charming appearance.
Page 153 - ... his fortune but in adorning his place and entertaining his friends and strangers. No word is ever sent to him that company is coming. To do so offends him. But a dinner he dines at the hour of four is always ready for visitors ; and servants are always in waiting. Twenty of us went out today, without warning, and were entertained luxuriously on the viands of the country. Our drink consisted of beer, toddy, and water. Wine, being imported and expensive, he never gives ; nor does he allow...
Page 183 - Preach me, and not Calvin, nor Arminius; not Edwards, nor Priestly; preach the Bible, and not the creed of Scotland, Saybrook, Cambridge, or Savoy; preach practice, and not speculation ; preach union, and not division ; preach effort, and not sloth; enlarge your charity and stint it not.
Page 229 - SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the president or, in his absence, of one of the vice-presidents...
Page 290 - Let those who would learn the full meaning of that dearest of all names, experience a distressing, paralyzing illness at sea, and they will know its full import. Hitherto no one had expressed a fear of a dangerous disease on board, so little do we feel and understand impending evil. It now became calm, and there was time and opportunity to attend to the suffering and helpless. The danger of Dr Holley's situation became too apparent. His eyes were half closed, his mind wandering. The same medicines...

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