Memorial Addresses, Life and Character of Henry Wilson, January 21st 1876

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1876 - Vice-Presidents - 162 pages

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Page 13 - Watch ye therefore : for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Page 156 - Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Page 38 - Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.
Page 84 - Resolved, That the Secretary communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives, and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased. Resolved, That as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased Representative the Senate do now adjourn.
Page 14 - God, That God, which ever lives and loves, One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves.
Page 7 - Thrice blest is he to whom is given The instinct that can tell That God is on the field when He Is most invisible.
Page 127 - His sympathies embraced all. The African slave, the Creole of Spanish America, the children of renovated classic Greece — all families of men, without respect to color or clime, found in his expanded bosom and comprehensive intellect a friend of their elevation and amelioration.
Page 123 - Perhaps the senator who represents that ' other class which leads progress, civilization, and refinement/ will ascribe this to obtuseness of intellect and blunted sensibilities of the heart. Sir, I was conscious of my manhood ; I was the peer of my employer ; I knew that the laws and institutions of my native and adopted States threw over him and over me alike the panoply of equality ; I knew, too, that the world was before me, that its wealth, its garnered treasures of knowledge, its honors, the...
Page 123 - hireling manual laborer," who, with the frosts of seventy winters on his brow, "lives by daily labor." I too have "lived by daily labor." I too have been "a hireling manual laborer.
Page 123 - Poverty cast its dark and chilling shadow over the home of my childhood, and want was there, sometimes, an unbidden guest. At the age of ten years, to aid him who gave me being, in keeping the gaunt spectre from the hearth of the mother who bore me, I left the home of my boyhood, and went to earn my bread by

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