Discourse Delivered Before the New-England Historic-genealogical Society, Boston, April 2, 1868: On the Life and Character of the Hon. John Albion Andrew, Late President of the Society

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New-England Historic-genealogical Society, 1868 - 76 pages
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Page 11 - The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave, Await alike the inevitable hour: The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Page 50 - So on the tip of his subduing tongue All kind of arguments and question deep, All replication prompt, and reason strong, For his advantage still did wake and sleep : To make the w >eper laugh, the laugher weep. He had the dialect and different skill, . Catching all passions in his craft of will...
Page 47 - I know not what record of sin awaits me in the other world, but this I know, that I was never mean enough to despise any man because he was ignorant, or because he was poor, or because he was black.
Page 29 - The old man laid his hand on her head, With a tear on his wrinkled face, He thought how often her mother, dead, Had sat in the selfsame place; As the tear stole down from his half-shut eye, " Don't smoke ! " said the child, " how it makes you cry !
Page 45 - I pray you to cause the bodies of our Massachusetts soldiers dead in Baltimore to be immediately laid out, preserved in ice and tenderly sent forward by express to me. All expenses will be paid by this Commonwealth.
Page 27 - And hail, my son," the reverend sire replied ; Words follow'd words, from question answer flow'd, And talk of various kind deceiv'd the road; Till each with other pleas'd, and loth to part, While in their age they differ, join in heart: Thus stands an aged elm in ivy bound, Thus youthful ivy clasps an elm around. Now...
Page 33 - ... and this thought lends both sweetness and pathos to the emotions of the hour, — I am here to-night among neighbors, who for' the moment are all agreed to differ and all consenting to agree. " How dear to my heart are these fields, these spreading trees, this verdant grass, this sounding shore, when now for fourteen years, through summer heat and sometimes through winter storms, I have trod your streets, rambled through your woods, sauntered by your shores, sat by your firesides, and felt the...
Page 20 - God of stillness and of motion, Of the rainbow and the ocean, Of the mountain, rock, and river, Blessed be thy name for ever...
Page 2 - Ын паше honored wherever the history of our country shall be read, as an illustrious and classic example of the noblest phase of the American character.
Page 63 - ... intelligence, and in which the fine cumulative results of the moral struggles and triumphs of many generations of honest lives appear to be transmitted as a spiritual inheritance." In the brief genealogy appended, use has been made of whatever material was within reach. I. Robert Andrew, of Rowley Village, d. May 29, 1668. His wife's name was Grace . In his will, he requests to be buried at Topsfield. His eldest son Thomas, unmarried, was to have the homestead and land bought of Zaccheus Gould...

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