Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument at Worcester, Massachusetts: July 15, A.D. 1874 ...

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order of the Monument committee, 1875 - 90 pages
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Page 72 - From all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator's praise arise ; Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Through every land, by every tongue. 2. Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ; Eternal truth attends thy word : Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, Till suns shall rise and set no more.
Page 45 - Their memory sparkles o'er the fountain ; The meanest rill, the mightiest river, Rolls mingling with their fame forever.
Page 32 - ... the Pilgrims onward in their course, awoke new anthems of praise; and when the elements were wrought into fury, neither the tempest, tossing their fragile bark like a feather, nor the darkness and howling of the midnight storm, ever disturbed in man or woman the firm and settled purpose of their souls, to undergo all and to do all that the meekest patience, the boldest resolution, and the highest trust in God, could enable human beings to suffer or to perform.
Page 86 - I regret that I shall not be able to be present at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the First Parish of Dorchester.
Page 86 - •LYNN, MASS., May 5th, 1902. " MR. HENRY L. DOHERTY, " President National Electric Light Association, " 136 Liberty Street, New York. " DEAR SIR : I wish to acknowledge the receipt of your kind invitation to be present at the twenty-fifth convention of the National Electric Light Association, at Cincinnati, May 20-22.
Page 36 - I should remind you. As to the lips of many a dying soldier, — lips that were to know joy and grief no more, —- there came a smile as he proudly recalled that he, too, had trod, and with no unequal footsteps, in the paths marked out by our great forefathers, so shall hereafter those to whom in a few short years we must surrender this fair land, as they advance in the freshness of their youthful energy to the duties of citizens, gather inspiration from the example of these men who were our comrades...
Page 34 - ... he may be still sleeping beneath the sighing pines of Olustee. As far as practicable, all Federal soldiers and sailors buried along the seaboard of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, have been removed to Beaufort Cemetery ; and, as Governor Alexander H. Bullock said : " Wherever they offered up their lives, amid the thunder of battle, or on the exhausting march, in victory or in defeat, in hospital or in prison, officers and privates, soldiers and sailors, patriots all, they fell like the...
Page 32 - Nor do I limit my estimate of the moral stimulation of the late conflict to the rugged half of our population. In no less degree has it been a stimulating educator to the other sex, formed to gentle manners and trained to a merciful religion. No former generation, of Spartan or Roman fame, has better illustrated the whole circle of grace and beneficence than the women of America throughout that dark and troubled period.
Page 25 - I may as well say to you, was true as steel to his country during all the war, a terror at Rome to every inflated refugee from home, — has placed before you the answer to my question. In full sympathy with his subject, he has symbolized each arm of the service in youthful figure, fashioned in a soldier's grace and strength, upon whose countenance sits the silent power of hope and faith, whilst over them all settles the indomitable will fitting their character and their cause. Nothing that is tricked,...

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