Memorial proceedings of the Senate upon the death of Hon. Milton Heidelbaugh: late senator from the thirteenth district of Pennsylvania

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Page 12 - T was a skull Once of ethereal spirit full. This narrow cell was Life's retreat ; This space was Thought's mysterious seat. What beauteous visions filled this spot ! What dreams of pleasure long forgot ! Nor hope, nor joy, nor love, nor fear Has left one trace of record here. Beneath this mouldering canopy Once shone the bright and busy eye...
Page 13 - ... eternity! Say, did these fingers delve the mine, Or with its envied rubies shine ?— To hew the rock or wear the gem Can nothing now avail to them; But if the page of truth they sought, Or comfort to the mourner brought, These hands a richer meed shall claim, Than all that waits on wealth or fame. Avails it whether bare or shod These feet the path of duty trod ? If from the bowers of...
Page 7 - 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 8 - ... a mudhole every mile or so, and dead beasts rotting and stinking every few yards. Gather with the saints at the River, That flows by the throne of God. Peter's voice trembled and broke. He caught his breath, and his eyes filled. But he smiled then — he stood smiling at us through his tears. The beautiful, the beautiful River, That flows by the throne of God.
Page 14 - I dare not come here and dismiss in a few summary paragraphs the character of one who has filled such a space in the history, one who holds such a place in the heart, of his country. It would be a disrespectful familiarity to a man of his lofty spirit, his great soul, his rich endowments, his long and honorable life, to endeavor thus to weigh and estimate them...
Page 12 - In the midst of life we are in death." "All flesh is as grass, and all the glcry of man as the flower of the grass. In the morning it flourisheth and groweth, in the evening it is cut down and withereth.
Page 9 - ... mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, the business of the Senate be now suspended to enable his associates to pay fitting tribute to his high character and distinguished services. Resolved, That the Secretary transmit to the family of the deceased and...
Page 14 - There are no dead; we fall asleep To waken where they never weep. We close our eyes on pain and sin, Our breath ebbs out, but life flows in.
Page 10 - ... of his fellow men, is rewarded with the good will and respect of the people. He was a son of John Heidelbaugh, and was born on a farm in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, April nineteen, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three. He attended the public schools and Maple Grove Academy until he was eighteen years of age, when he became a clerk in a store at Georgetown, in his native township. During the war, he enlisted in Company C, Fiftieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Troops....
Page 13 - ... brought, These hands a richer meed shall claim Than all that waits on wealth or fame. Avails it, whether bare or shod, These feet the path of duty trod ? If from the bowers of joy they fled. To soothe affliction's humble...

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