Address at the Dedication of a Monument to Rev. W.B.O. Peabody, D.D.: Delivered at Springfield, September 29, 1861

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Samuel Bowles & Company, Printers, 1861 - Unitarian Universalist churches - 23 pages
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Page 17 - I therefore determined,' if it is not presumption in me to use the words, 'I therefore determined to know nothing among you, save Jesus Christ and him crucified;' since men were sent into the world, not to put on the livery of a party, but to lay the foundations of character in preparation for immortal life. I would always spend the best of my strength to impress this solemn and indispensable duty on all whom my voice could reach. " In looking back upon this determination at the distance of more...
Page 17 - Christ and him crucified;' since men were sent into the world, not to put on the livery of a party, but to lay the foundations of character in preparation for immortal life. I would always spend the best of my strength to impress this solemn and indispensable duty on all whom my voice could reach. " In looking back upon this determination at the distance of more than twenty years, I see in it nothing to regret: but I do see in it a strong reason for gratitude to the society, which, in such times...
Page 15 - One dark November day, when a friend remarked to him upon the dreary look of all without, he said, — " All days are pleasant to me ; there is not an expression on the face of nature which I do not love." At the same time, he spoke of the new feeling with which he had looked upon the earth since the form he so much loved had been laid there. He loved it as he had never done before. How much this association endears and consecrates the beautiful spot where they repose together ! Perhaps nothing was...

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