Chief-Justice Waite, Born November 29, 1816, Died March 23, 1888: Memorial Before the Association of the Bar of the City of New-York, Proceedings at the Meeting of the Bar of the City of New-York, Held March 31, 1888

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the Association, 1890 - Memorial service - 39 pages
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Page 25 - How gently heaves th' expiring breast ! 2 So fades a summer cloud away ; So sinks the gale when storms arc o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day ; So dies a wave along the shore.
Page 38 - People who saw nothing of the godly but their uncouth visages, and heard nothing from them but their groans and their whining hymns, might laugh at them. But those had little reason to laugh, who encountered them in the hall of debate or in the field of battle.
Page 18 - Not once or twice in our fair island -story, The path of duty was the way to glory : He, that ever following her commands, On with toil of heart and knees and hands, Thro...
Page 5 - In political association he was first a Whig and afterwards a Republican. He was a member of the State Legislature.
Page 5 - ... was elected to the Ohio State legislature in 1849; later he took part in the organization of the Republican party ; was an ardent supporter of Lincoln ; and was nominated for Congress in 1862, but failed of election. His national reputation dates from the time of his appointment by President Grant as one of the counsel to represent the United States before the tribunal for the consideration of the Alabama claims at Geneva ; associated with him were Caleb Gushing and William M. Evarts, the latter...
Page 22 - ... by grief. I have not attempted to fix the precise spot in which Charles Lamb is to shine hereafter in the firmament of letters. I am not of sufficient magnitude to determine his astral elevation — where he is to dwell — between the sun Shakespeare and the twinkling Zoilus. That must be left to time. Even the fixed stars at first waver and coruscate, and require long seasons for their consummation and final settlement.
Page 6 - ... courtesy and consideration towards all with whom that action brought him in contact. The oldest members of this Court know of no one who was better fitted to discharge the administrative duties of the office of its Chief Justice, or who ever did so with more acceptability to his associates and to the public at large. Since we must all die, it may perhaps be said of Chief Justice Waite that the inevitable event came to him in a manner as near to what one could have desired it to come as was possible....
Page 23 - Justice, find expression and reached their high water mark in the case of McCulloch v. the State of Maryland, 4 Wheaton 316.
Page 25 - He died with the armor of duty on, wearing the honors of a great and conscientious magistrate.
Page 34 - That would be but a repetition of what has been so well said by those who have preceded me.

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