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The Puritaps and their Principles. By Edwin Hall.
p. 84, 16th I. from bottom, note, dele (,) after “storie."
HON. ROGER MINOTT SHERMAN.
The death of this distinguished bination of qualities, which are pecu. man, spread a peculiar sensation liarly his own: which are singular, throughout the wide sphere of his unique, inimitable, and shed about fame. The death of all worthy him a sort of luster and fragrance, men is indeed lamented as far as which is altogether unrivaled. They their character is known, and their who have been wont to admire this influence felt. This grief deepens “individuality of genius," look in and extends itself, in proportion to vain for any thing twin to it in the importance of the stations they any other person, however eminent have worthily filled, the good they or peerless in his own way; and have accomplished, the fair fame when it vanishes, they are disconthey have won. But beyond the solate in their grief, never expectsacred enclosure of private friend- ing to behold again the same com: ship, these feelings quickly give bination of intellectual and moral way to the conviction that others qualities. will soon be raised up to fill their Judge Sherman was one of that olaces; that the wheels of society sort of men, whose death has widewill move onward without material ly diffused this species of sorrow. hindrances, and not want fit instru. Although we may see his equals or ments for propelling them forward superiors, yet we do not expect in their proper course. But there again to see greatness in the same is an order of men, “ few and far shape and aspects, exhibiting the between," whose departure diffuses same hues and proportions in every a degree of sorrow, which is not part, the same principles, man. fully assuaged by such reflections. ners and habits, in a like majestic They are the men of real great and venerable person. As it is our ness, whose equals we rarely see, instinct, in such a case, to perpetuand who, in their generation, shine ate the external figure in such a faint as suns amid the lesser lights of the image as art can impress upon the intellectual sky. Others may arise lifeless canvass, so we endeavor to in their place, to be the leaders and give a posthumous duration to his supports of the people, the strong intellectual and moral greatness, by pillars and ornaments of the church sketching its features to the best of and the state. But every really our ability, in definite and enduring great man has qualities, or a com records. The feeling that such a Vol. IV.