Memorial of Zachariah Allen: 1795-1882

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J. Wilson and son, 1883 - Electronic books - 108 pages
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Page 42 - There is no death ! What seems so is transition : This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death.
Page 79 - Good night! good night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken thy lamp and gone to bed ; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.
Page 33 - The boasted alliance between church and state, on which so many encomiums have been lavished, seems to have been little more than a compact between the priest and the magistrate to betray the liberties of mankind, both civil and religious.
Page 92 - WHEREAS, God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to remove from our midst...
Page 94 - Committee recommend that this memorial be entered upon the records of the Society, and that a copy be sent to the family of Mr.
Page 32 - ... every trace of such a connection had been obliterated and forgotten in every other portion of the land. Even Judge Story, a man whom we have already found in advance of his age and his neighbors, declares that " the fundamental error of our ancestors, an error which began with their settlement of this colony, was a doctrine which has since been happily exploded, I mean the necessity of a union of Church and State ; to this they clung as to the ark of their safety.
Page 32 - The arm of the civil government was constantly employed in support of the denunciations of the Church ; and, without its forms, the Inquisition existed in substance, with a full share of its terrors and its violence.
Page 87 - That the business of this House be suspended, that appropriate honors may be paid to the memory of the deceased.
Page 79 - Weep awhile, if ye are fain : Sunshine still must follow rain ; Only not at death, — for death, Now I know, is that first breath Which our souls draw when we enter Life, which is of all life centre.
Page 94 - ... all whose skins were not white. It is sad to know of suffering anywhere, even by a single lowly person. But our feelings are enhanced, when individual sorrows are multiplied, and the blow descends upon a whole race. History, too, takes up the grief. The Jews expelled from Spain by merciless decree, the Huguenots driven from France by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, our own Puritan fathers compelled to exile for religious Freedom, — all these receive a gushing sympathy, and we detest...

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