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Addison angle buttresses arch AUTUMN HYMN Avenue bereavement birds bles breathe burial place canopy carved Cemetery chaste cherished chiefly chosen Christian character close consecrate corners creature dead death dedicated delivered desire discourse divine England erected eyes familiar feet finished fleur-de-lis flowers foliage forefathers forms of beauty fountains friends gablets GEORGE WALKER graces grave grounds habit harmony heart impression inexhaustible influences inscriptions interest J. G. HOLLAND knew labors LATE REV learning light living longer loved nature manhood memory ments mind monu monument Mount Auburn mourner natural objects naturalist nearer never Nova Scotia occasion octagon ORDER OF SERVICES ornamented Osgood pastor Peabody Peabody's pilasters planted poetry PRAYER pulpit recollection religious repose resting place rich Sabbath sacred season seemed to draw September shaft simplicity Society solemn spire spot SPRINGFIELD stone sweet tion to-day trees tribute ture Twenty years ago unfolding Unitarian vesper wrought young
Page 23 - How beautiful on all the hills The crimson light is shed ! 'Tis like the peace the Christian gives To mourners round his bed. How mildly on the wandering cloud The sunset beam is cast ! 'Tis like the memory left behind, When loved ones breathe their last.
Page 23 - And lo ! above the dews of night The vesper star appears ! So faith lights up the mourner's heart, Whose eyes are dim with tears. Night falls, but soon the morning light Its glories shall restore ! And thus the eyes that sleep in death Shall wake to close no more.
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...
Page 7 - ERECTED BY CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD, IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICES IN SECURING FOR THEM THIS BEAUTIFUL RESTING PLACE FOR THEIR DEAD.