A Discourse on the Character of the Late Chester Averill, A.M., Professor of Chemistry in Union College: Delivered at the Request of the Faculty of Said College, on the Evening of July 16, 1837

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S.S. Riggs, 1837 - 78 pages
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Page 78 - The wise man, said the Bible, walks with God, Surveys far on the endless line of life ; Values his soul ; thinks of eternity ; Both worlds considers, and provides for both ; With reason's eye his passions guards ; abstains • From evil ; lives on hope, on hope, the fruit Of faith ; looks upward ; purifies his soul ; Expands his wings, and mounts into the sky ; Passes the sun, and gains his father's house ; And drinks with angels from the fount of bliss.
Page 73 - This wide-ranging intellect was illuminated by the brightest Fancy that ever contented itself with the office of only ministering to Reason : and from this singular relation of the two grand faculties of man, it has resulted, that his philosophy, though illustrated still more than adorned by the utmost splendor of imagery, continues still subject to the undivided supremacy of intellect.
Page 68 - Quamobrem pergite, ut facitis, adolescentes, atque in id studium, in quo estis, incumbite, ut et vobis honori et amicis utilitati et rei publicae emolumento esse possitis.
Page 20 - Their every power dissolved in luxury, To quit of torpid sluggishness the lair, And from the powerful arms of Sloth get free. 'Tis...
Page 61 - Elegance of style is not to be weighed against purity of heart, purity both from the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eye, and the pride of life.
Page 78 - The wise man, said the Bible, walks with God; Surveys, far on, the endless line of life; Values his soul, thinks of eternity, Both worlds considers, and provides for both; With reason's eye his passions guards ; abstains From evil , lives on hope, on hope, the fruit Of faith ; looks upward, purifies his soul, Expands his wings, and mounts into the sky; Passes the sun, and gains his father's house, And drinks with angels from the...
Page 9 - And minds have there been nurtured, whose control Is felt even in their nation's destiny; Men who swayed senates with a statesman's soul, And looked on armies with a leader's eye; Names that adorn and dignify the scroll, Whose leaves contain their country's history, And tales of love and war — listen to one Of the Green-Mountaineer — the Stark of Bennington.
Page 46 - He is able, diligent and methodical in his teaching ; not leading them rather in a circle than forwards. He minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.
Page 63 - Unless Corruption first deject the pride, And guardian vigour of the free-born soul, All crude attempts of Violence are vain ; For firm within, and while at heart untouch'd, Ne'er yet by Force was Freedom overcome.
Page 3 - Resolved, That the thanks of the Society, be presented to the Hon. SA Douglass, for his eloquent and practical address, and that he be requested to furnish a copy of the same for publication in the Transactions of the Society.

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