A Discourse Delivered in Quincy, March 11, 1848, at the Interment of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States

C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1848 - 60 páginas

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Página 17 - O God! Horatio, what a wounded name, Things standing thus unknown, shall live behind me.' I cannot describe to you the thrill with which I first read those lines, generalizing the thought as one of the melancholy conditions of human life and death ; nor say to you how often, in the course of my long career, I have applied those lines to
Página 29 - When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
Página 41 - is born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble. He cometh forth as a flower and is cut down ; he fleeth also as a shadow and continueth not. Thou
Página 48 - with as much animation of manner, as he would have evinced in political discussions, or in managing the affairs of a nation. Lord Bacon has said that " he who cannot contract the sight of his mind as well as disperse and dilate it,
Página 45 - Who took his flight from the Dragon persecution in Devonshire, in England, and alighted with eight sons, near Mount Wollaston. One of the sons returned to England; and after taking time to explore the Country, four removed to
Página 50 - the prospects of futurity Improved the condition of their times; PILGRIM, To the race of man upon Earth. From lives thus spent thy earthly duties learn, From Fancy's dreams to active Virtue turn; Let Freedom, Friendship, Faith, thy soul engage, And serve like them thy country and thy age.
Página 40 - garlands wither on your brow ; Then boast no more your mighty deeds: Upon death's purple altar now See where the victor victim bleeds ! 4 All heads must come to the cold tomb:
Página 50 - 1818, JEl. 74. Married 25 Oct. 1764. During an union of more than half a century, They survived, in harmony of sentiment, principle, and affection, The tempests of civil commotion; Meeting undaunted, and surmounting The terrors and trials of that Revolution Which secured the Freedom of
Página 44 - height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. In

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