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 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 - How beautiful, on all the hills, The crimson light is shed ! 'Tis like the peace the dying gives To mourners round his bed. How mildly on the wandering cloud The...
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.
Page 1 - AT THE DEDICATION OF A MONUMENT TO REV. WBO PEABODY, DD DELIVERED AT SPRINGFIELD, SEPTEMBER 29, 1861, BY GEORGE WALKER, TOGETHER WITH A´HYMN FOR THE OCCASION BY JG HOLLAND.

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