Anniversary Address Delivered Before the Georgia Historical Society, in Hodgson Hall, on the 14th of February, 1881

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第 34 頁 - Give a man this taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of making him a happy man ; unless, indeed, you put into his hands a most perverse selection of books.
第 17 頁 - A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.
第 1 頁 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
第 15 頁 - The second volume, like unto the first in historical value and genuine interest, was given to the public two years afterward ; and in 1848 appeared part first of the third volume of the Georgia Historical Collections. As early as March, 1841, the society invited Dr. William Bacon Stevens to undertake, under its auspices, the preparation of a new and complete history of Georgia. Liberal aid was extended to him in the prosecution of this most important labor, which resulted in the publication of two...
第 24 頁 - His proficiency in the acquisition of knowledge, and his intellectual capabilities attracted the notice and evoked the commendation of his teachers. It was natural that he should seek an education in that city and from that institution, for both were allied to him by ties of no ordinary significance. His maternal grandfather, Justice Thomas Smith, had been for many years a prominent lawyer and a distinguished judge in Philadelphia, and his maternal great uncle, the Reverend William Smith, DD, was...
第 26 頁 - ... where new fields, cheap lands, and novel enterprises at remote points are luring the loves of succeeding generations from the gardens which delighted, the hoary oaks which sheltered, and the fertile fields which nourished their ancestors, where paternal estates...
第 12 頁 - December, 1839,3 the society was chartered; and its avowed object, as revealed in the preamble4 of the act incorporating it, was the collection, preservation, and diffusion of information relating to the history of Georgia in all its various departments. To that end its officers and members, with a zeal worthy of all commendation, by correspondence, circular, contribution, purchase, and petition, concentrated as rapidly as they could in the library of the institution all printed and manuscript matter...
第 10 頁 - Suitable encouragement however, not having been encountered, the contemplated publication was never made. Mr. Langworthy died at Elkton, in Maryland, early in the present century, and all efforts to recover both his manuscript and the supporting documents which he had amassed have thus far proved utterly abortive. From the press of Seymour and Williams of Savannah was issued, in 1811, the first volume of Major Hugh McCall's "History of Georgia;" and this was followed, in 1816, by the second volume,...
第 31 頁 - President of the Ladies' Memorial Association, Savannah: MADAM, — In pursuance of the proposition made and accepted in April of last year, I now present to the Ladies' Memorial Association a bronze statue of a Confederate soldier. It represents him as he was, marked with the marks of service in features, form and raiment ; a man who chose rather to be than to seem, to bear hardship than to complain of it ; a man who met with unflinching firmness the fate decreed him, to suffer, to fight, and to...
第 16 頁 - ... of the State of Georgia. The library of the Savannah Library Society was merged into that of the Georgia Historical Society, and thus were the literary attractions of the latter enhanced by the addition of some twenty-five hundred volumes.1 Through the generosity of one of Savannah's distinguished sons, Dr. James P. Screven, a liability incurred in the erection of its hall was, in 1852, discharged, and the society liberated from debt. During the next few years little of special moment transpired...

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