DISCOURSES IN MEMORY OF ROBERT WATERSTON.

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Página 25 - When one, that holds communion with the skies, Has filled his urn where these pure waters rise, And once more mingles with us meaner things, 'Tis e'en as if an angel shook his wings ; Immortal fragrance fills the circuit wide, That tells us whence his treasures are supplied.
Página 24 - But grant, the virtues of a temp'rate prime Bless with an age exempt from scorn or crime ; An age that melts with unperceived decay, And glides in modest innocence away; Whose peaceful day benevolence endears, Whose night congratulating conscience cheers ; The gen'ral fav'rite as the gen'ral friend : Such age there is, and who shall wish its end ? Yet ev'n on this her load Misfortune flings, To press the weary minutes' flagging wings ; New sorrow rises as the day returns, A sister sickens, or a daughter...
Página 50 - His lyart haffets4 wearing thin an' bare; Those strains that once did sweet in Zion glide, He wales' a portion wi' judicious care; And " Let us worship God ! * he says, with solemn air. They chant their artless notes in simple guise, They tune their hearts, by far the noblest aim: Perhaps 'Dundee's' wild warbling measures rise, Or plaintive 'Martyrs...
Página 22 - IT IS TO HAVE NO CHILDREN, AND TO HAVE VIRTUE: FOR the memorial thereof is immortal: because it is known with God, and with men. 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.
Página 38 - The cheerfu' supper done, wi' serious face, They, round the ingle, form a circle wide ; The sire turns o'er, wi...
Página 43 - That hangs his head, and a' that! The coward slave, we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that; The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The Man's the gowd for a
Página 42 - ... a brief memoir of his father-in-law, under whose eye he had made the advances in his business life. Reverting to the career of his senior partners, he said : " In 1814 Messrs. Waterston & Pray established themselves in Boston ; and the firm, under that name and under the style of Waterston, Pray, & Co., and subsequently under that of Waterston, Deane, & Co., were for many years well known throughout the country, first as importers of dry -goods, and afterwards as commission merchants for the...
Página 39 - An humble attempt to investigate and defend the Scripture-doctrine concerning the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Página 29 - Rev. Mr. Waterston, father of Rev. Dr. Waterston, met him about a year before he died, both very old. Father Taylor, in his usual ardent way, caught and embraced him, saying, " I am as glad to see you as I should be to see St. Paul ! " — " Ah ! " replied Mr. Waterston, " we must go to heaven if we would see St. Paul.
Página 21 - A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children. It is therefore expressly mentioned in Scripture as a recompense peculiar to this virtue, that security from want and all happiness do attend the posterity of the bountiful person : He is ever merciful and lendeth, and his seed is blessed,' saith David of him generally : and David also particularly...

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