Campbell Slemp (late a Representative from Virginia): Memorial Addresses, Sixtieth Congress, First Session, House of Representatives, March 7, 1908
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1909 - 38 pages
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Page 34 - We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best.
Page 38 - Mr. Speaker, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, I move that the House do now adjourn.
Page 37 - We shall bring each lonely life a smile, But what have we brought today? We shall give to truth a grander birth, And to steadfast faith a deeper worth, We shall feed the hungering souls of earth, But whom have we fed today? We shall reap such joys in the by and by, But what have we sown today? We shall build us mansions in the sky, But what have we built today? Tis sweet in idle dreams to bask, But here and now do we do our task? Yes, this is the thing our souls must ask, "What have we done today?
Page 37 - WHAT HAVE WE DONE TODAY? We shall do so much in the years to come, But what have we done today? We shall give our gold in a princely sum, But what did we give today? We shall lift the heart and dry the tear, We shall plant a hope in the place of fear, We shall speak the words of love and cheer, But what did we speak today? We shall be so kind in the afterwhile, But what have we been today?
Page 37 - We shall bring to each lonely life a smile, But what have we brought to-day? We shall give to truth a grander birth, And to steadfast faith a deeper worth, We shall feed the hungering souls of earth ; But whom have we fed to-day? We shall reap such joys in the by and by, But what have we sown to-day?
Page 5 - Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent for the present consideration of the order which I send to the desk.
Page 24 - He was referring to a friend who had died, and he wrote: He was ready, I suppose, and had his passport made out for his journey. Next comes our little turn to pack up and depart. To stay is well enough, but shall we be very sorry to go?
Page 24 - Claret 5 f., both excellent of their kind, but we can part from them without a very severe pang, and nota that we shall get no greater pleasures than these from this time to the end of our days. What is a greater pleasure ? Gratified ambition? accumulation of money? What?