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Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. printers, 1881 - 229 pages
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Page 41 - I will ransom them from the power of the grave ; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: Repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
Page 127 - He was intended for the medical profession, and after graduating from the College of physicians and surgeons in New York city, he engaged in the practice of medicine with very considerable success.
Page 58 - Resolved, That as a manifestation of their sorrow on the occasion and of respect for his memory, the members of the Seciety, will wear the usual badge of Mourning on the left Arm for thirty days.
Page 131 - Physiological and Pathological Laboratory of the Alumni Association of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York ; Lecturer on Normal Histology in Yale College.
Page 82 - Haven, he entered the Yale Medical School, where he received the degree of MD in 1842.
Page 123 - Enough is as good as a feast." You speak of local places which you would like to have. Such places are usually filled by incumbents of local offices. Of course, I do not dictate or oppose such appointments. I simply let them alone. This is a hard letter to write. I feel the value of what you have done. I am persuaded of the warmth and sincerity of your friendship. More than most men, I suspect, I feel the ties of kinship and the duties they impose. Your qualifications and fitness for any duty you...
Page 32 - July 1822; d. New Haven, Conn., 9 March 1900. He was graduated at Middlebury College in 1840; studied at the Yale Law School ; was admitted to the bar in 1843 ; and settled in Burlington, Vt., in 1845. In 1851 he was appointed comptroller of the treasury and remained in the office through Fillmore's administration. He was strongly opposed to the Civil War, was a member of the Vermont Constitutional convention in 1870, and in 1881 was president of the American Bar Association.
Page 204 - I glory in infirmity, That Christ's own power may rest on me; When I am weak, then am I strong, Grace is my shield, and Christ my song.
Page 180 - As a collector of plants from the Arctic regions to the Torrid . . . and as an acute and diligent observer of plants in their native regions, he stands almost without an equal; Sir Joseph Hooker being the only equal I can think of. ... He has laid the botanical world under great and lasting obligations.
Page 179 - What can you tell me of the work that Charles Wright has done in his chosen field?" was the burden of the letters. Professor Asa Gray of Harvard University, the dean and peerless leader of American botanists, wrote in reply : You cannot over-estimate the services which Charles Wright has rendered to Botany. He has been not only a capital and indefatigable explorer and collector, but also an acute observer. I have myself profited not a little by his observations and critical remarks. . . . Mr. Wright's...

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