John Quincy, Master of Mount Wollaston;: Provincial Statesman; Colonel of the Suffolk Regiment; Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; Menber of His Majesty's Council; an Address Delivered Sunday, February 23, 1908, Under the Auspices of the Quincy Historical Society,.

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G. H. Ellis Company, printers, 1909 - Massachusetts - 84 pages
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Page 20 - We rather seem the dead that stayed behind. Blow, trumpets, all your exultations blow ! For never shall their aureoled presence lack: I see them muster in a gleaming row, With ever-youthful brows that nobler show; We find in our dull road their shining track; In every nobler mood We feel the orient of their spirit glow, Part of our life's unalterable good, Of all our saintlier aspiration; They come transfigured back, Secure from change in their high-hearted ways, Beautiful evermore, and with the...
Page 54 - Perhaps the major part, in number, of the inhabitants of the province openly or secretly were well-wishers to it. One of the directors afterwards acknowledged to me that although he entered into the company with a view to the public interest, yet when he found what power and influence they had in all public concerns, he was convinced it was more than belonged to them, more than they could...
Page 73 - The fact, recorded by my father at the time, has connected with that portion of my name, a charm of mingled sensibility and devotion. It was filial tenderness that gave the name. It was the name of one passing from earth to immortality. These have been among the strongest links of my attachment to the name of Quincy, and have been to me, through life, a perpetual admonition to do nothing unworthy of it.
Page 10 - When it is present, men take example at it; and when it is gone, they desire it: it weareth a crown, and triumpheth for ever, having gotten the victory, striving for undefiled rewards.
Page 10 - For the memorial of virtue is immortal, because it is known with God and with men. When it is present men take example of it, and when it is gone they earnestly desire it It weareth a crown, and triumpheth for ever ; having gotten the victory striving for undefiled rewards.
Page 48 - Justum et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor prava jubentium Mente quatit solida, . . . Si fractus illabatur orbis, Impavidum ferient ruinse.
Page 72 - ... tend to lay him under any disadvantage in the discharge of his duty. He was near forty years engaged in the service of the public. Being blessed with an ample fortune, he devoted his time, his faculties, and influence to the service of his country. In private life he was exemplary. He adorned the christian profession by an holy life, a strict observance of the Lord's day, and a constant attendance upon the public ordinances of religion. In one word, he was a gentleman true to his trust, diligent...
Page 62 - The revolution was effected before the war commenced. The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people, — a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.
Page 3 - Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord ; Let the Creator's praise arise ; Eternal truth attends Thy Word...
Page 13 - has no forefathers, it looks to no posterity, it is swallowed up in the present, and thinks of nothing but itself.

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