Dearborn's Guide Through Mount Auburn: With Eighty Engravings for the Benefit of Strangers, Desirous of Seeing the Clusters of Monuments with the Least Trouble : with the Established Rules for the Preservation of the Cemetery, Purchase of Lots, and Other Concerns

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Dearborn, 1857 - Cemeteries - 55 pages

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Page 55 - And long thy grasp and groan of pain Have bound me pitying in thy chain, Though angels urge me hence to soar, Where I shall share thine ills no more. Yet we shall meet. To soothe thy pain, Remember, we shall meet again ; Quell with this hope the victor's sting, And keep it as a signet-ring. When the dire worm shall pierce thy breast, And...
Page 55 - If thou didst sometimes check my force, Or, trifling, stay mine upward course, Or lure from Heaven my wavering • trust, Or bow my drooping wing to dust — I blame thee not, the strife is done, I knew thou wert the weaker one, The vase of earth, the trembling clod, Constrained to hold the breath of God.
Page 55 - Yes, thou hast mark'd my bidding well, Faithful and true ! Farewell, farewell ! Go to thy rest. A quiet bed Meek mother, earth with flowers shall spread, Where I no more thy sleep may break With fever'd dream, nor rudely wake Thy wearied eye.
Page 55 - How canst thou bear the dread decree, That strikes thy clasping nerves from me? To Him who on this mortal shore, The same encircling vestment wore, To Him I look, to Him I bend, To Him thy shuddering frame commend, If I have ever caused thee pain, The throbbing breast, the burning brain, With cares and vigils...
Page 55 - And nought but ashes mark thy rest; When stars shall fall, and skies grow dark, And proud suns quench their glow-worm spark, Keep thou that hope, to light thy gloom, Till the last trumpet rends the tomb. — Then shalt thou glorious rise, and fair, Nor spot nor stain nor wrinkle bear ; And I, with hovering wing elate, The bursting of thy bonds shall wait, And breathe the welcome of the sky — "No more to part, no more to die, Co-heir of Immortality.
Page 10 - ... landscape. On the north, at a very small distance, Fresh Pond appears, a handsome sheet of water, finely diversified by its woody and irregular shores. Country seats and cottages, in various directions, and especially those on the elevated land at Watertown, add much to the picturesque effect of the scene. On the summit of this elevation a tower has been erected, (of sufficient height to be seen above the surrounding trees,) to subserve the triple purpose of a landmark, to identify the spot,...
Page 55 - Upspringing by a hand divine. Touch not the flowers; the fervent prayer, Poured o'er the erring slumberer there, On incense pinions shall arise, With blissful chastenings to the skies. God speaks in every glorious hue, Bright words of promise unto you; O'er all his healing love he sheds; Touch not the flowers.
Page 55 - Bul summer's breezes shall renew The rose's bloom, the violet's hue; Not so the carved and fretted stone — It springs no more ; its glory's gone.
Page 55 - Its shrine a purer record be Of all that binds the lost to thee? Touch not the flowers ; we know not death Amid their loveliness', each wreath That floats upon the summer gale Bears...
Page 10 - ... with its many islands and shipping. The lantern or cupola of this tower is at least one hundred and eighty-five feet above Charles River. The front entrance gate from Cambridge road is a design from an Egyptian model, and is masterly chiselled in granite, at a cost of about ten thousand dollars ; and the cast iron picketed fence on that whole front line was erected at a cost of about fifteen thousand dollars; a splendid chapel was completed within its grounds in 1848, at a cost of about twenty-five...

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