Publications, Volume 3

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Old State House, 1906
 

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Page 70 - His sufferings ended with the day, Yet lived he at its close, And breathed the long, long night away, In statue-like repose. "But ere the sun, in all his state, Illumed the eastern skies, He passed through glory's morning gate, And walked in paradise.
Page 66 - Sir, when I heard the gentleman lay down principles which place the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, I thought those pictured lips [pointing to the portraits in the Hall] would have broken into voice to rebuke the recreant American — the slanderer of the dead.
Page 83 - Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep ; Her march is o'er the mountain waves, Her home is on the deep.
Page 45 - ... be thought necessary, and constantly support it for the said use. " And, whereas, at the said meeting it was determined to accept of the offer or proposal aforesaid ; and also voted that the selectmen should be desired to wait upon Peter Faneuil, Esq. , and to present the thanks of the Town...
Page 50 - ... in the breast of the generous Founder, influence all your debates, that society may reap the benefit of them. " May Liberty always spread its joyful wings over this place. Liberty that opens men's hearts to beneficence, and gives the relish to those who enjoy the effects of it.
Page 69 - ... were so nearly run out ; the hospitable care for the reception of the friends who came to Marshfield ; that affectionate and solemn leave separately taken, name by name, of wife, and children, and kindred, and friends, and family, down to the humblest members of the household ; the designation of the coming day, then near at hand, when " all that was mortal of Daniel Webster would cease to exist!
Page 69 - ... all that was mortal of Daniel Webster would cease to exist !" the dimly-recollected strains of the funeral poetry of Gray; the last faint flash of the soaring intellect ; the feebly murmured words of Holy Writ repeated from the lips of the good physician, who, when all the resources of human art had been exhausted, had a drop of spiritual balm for the parting soul ; the clasped hands ; the dying prayers.
Page 69 - I greatly err if the closing scene — the height of the religious sublime — does not, in the judgment of other days, far transcend in interest the brightest exploits of public life. Within that darkened chamber at Marshfield was witnessed a scene of which we shall not readily find the parallel. The serenity with which he stood in the presence of the king of terrors, without trepidation or flutter, for hours and days of expectation ; the thoughtfulness for...
Page 47 - That the town do, with the utmost gratitude, receive and accept this most generous and noble benefaction ;" and a committee was appointed to wait upon Peter Faneuil esq. and in the name of the town, to render him their most hearty thanks for so bountiful a gift, with their prayers, that this and other expressions of his bounty and charity may be abundantly recompensed with the divine blessing.
Page 55 - Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed. — Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer ; — he shall surely be put to death.

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