A Tribute to Thomas Starr King

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Ticknor and Fields, 1865 - 247 pages
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Page 175 - And they shall come from the east and from the west, and from the north and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
Page 13 - Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand, and my heart, to this vote.
Page 224 - I would rather they would do this than erect a tombstone at my grave. Let the church, free of debt, be my monument. I want no better. Tell them these were my last words, and say good-by to all of them for me.
Page 8 - Mingle, O bells, along the Western slope, With your deep toll a sound of faith and hope ! Wave cheerily still, O banner, half-way down, From thousand-masted bay and steepled town ! Let the strong organ with its loftiest swell Lift the proud sorrow of the land, and tell That the brave sower saw his ripened grain.
Page 200 - I am to speak in a village with the sweet name of Dead Wood, and to-morrow at the very important and cultivated settlement of Rough and Ready. Scott's Bar wants me; Horsetown is after me; Mugginsville bids high; Oro Fino applies with a long petition of names. Mad Mule has not yet sent in a request; nor Piety Hill, nor Modesty Gulch ; but doubtless they will be heard from in due time. The Union sentiment is strong; but the secessionists are watchful and not in despair.
Page 8 - Is done, and well done. If we drop our tears, Who loved him as few men were ever loved, We mourn no blighted hope nor broken plan With him whose life stands rounded and approved In the full growth and stature of a man. Mingle, O bells, along the Western slope, With your deep toll a sound of faith and hope!
Page 223 - Do not weep for me. I know it is all right. I wish I could make you feel so. I wish I could describe my feelings. It is strange! I feel all the privileges and greatness of the future !" "I see," he said to another, "a great future before me.
Page 50 - Saw Schoolmaster Thos. Starr King — capital fellow, only 19. Taught school three years — supports his mother. He went into Walker's three courses of lectures, and took good notes. Eeads French, Spanish, Latin, Italian, a little Greek, and begins German. (He is a good listener.) Now, he was much sought after, but he was not always found.
Page 173 - ... ambition in life is to serve the cause of Christianity as represented by the noblest souls of all the Liberal Christian parties. I am not conscious of any gifts, either of thought or speech, that can make my presence with you so desirable as you seem to think; but if I can be of service by cooperating with you in laying deeper the foundations and lifting higher the walls of our faith in your city, whose civilization is weaving out of the most various and in many respects the best threads of the...
Page 47 - I shall go to you in the hope of using all the powers that may be continued to me for your permanent strength as a Liberal Christian parish. My great ambition in life is to serve the cause of Christianity as represented by the noblest souls of all the Liberal Christian parties. I am not conscious of any gifts, either of thought or speech, that can make my presence with you so desirable as you seem to think; but if I can be of service by cooperating with you in laying deeper the foundations and lifting...

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