A Sketch of the Life and Character of Charles Linsley: Read Before the Vermont Historical Society

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J. Munsell, 1866 - 20 pages
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Page 17 - Full many a cloud has o'er our sunshine rolled. And many a heart that loved us now is cold. And yet the thoughts are sweet that memory brings, As o'er the past she waves her tireless wings, Gathers the sweetest flowers of days long past, And decks the present year with garlands from the last. While fancy brightens all our crowning hours, And robes the future in her golden showers.
Page 5 - Possessing an inexhaustible fund of anecdote and humor, and unusual conversational powers, he was the life of every circle with which he associated. The aged and the young alike found him an agreeable companion. To the unfortunate he was a sympathizing friend ; to virtuous indigence a cheerful benefactor ; and of every scheme of benevolent effort a munificent patron.
Page 4 - ... town. He was indeed formed by nature to exert a .controlling influence, in any community in which he might reside. He was appointed town clerk at the organization of the town, and held that office, with the exception of two years, until his decease, in 1818. He represented the town several years...
Page 5 - ... of two years, until his decease, in 1818. He represented the town several years in the state legislature ; was assistant judge, and afterwards chief judge of the county court. His wisdom was often called into requisition by his fellow citizens, in cases where special executive tact was needful. In every office his duties were discharged with marked ability, and to universal acceptance. "Few men enjoyed with keener relish the pleasures of social intercourse.
Page 10 - ... were paid to his memory, and he was mourned as a public benefactor and friend. His eminence as a lawyer was only eclipsed by the splendor of his political fame. In juridical learning he did not excel, nor could it have been expected, considering the standard of professional attainments in his day, but he was well grounded in the principles of the law, and these carried him safely tbrough his manifold labors.

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