Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who Have Died in the United States. For 1857[-1858], Volume 1

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Phillips, Sampson, 1859

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Page 174 - Let cares like a wild deluge come, And storms of sorrow fall ; May I but safely reach my home, My God, my heaven, my all : 4 There shall I bathe my weary soul, In seas of heavenly rest, And not a wave of trouble roll Across my peaceful breast.
Page 105 - It is a singular fact that the will of the donor was made on the very day on which the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the College, Mr.
Page 244 - Whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Page 81 - ... constitution for Maine, which then failed to accomplish its object ; the popular majority required to authorize it not having been obtained. In 1818, he was elected by the legislature of Massachusetts one of the executive-council ; but declined to accept the office, on account of professional engagements. In 1819, he was a member of the convention which framed the constitution of Maine, and took an active part in its proceedings and deliberations ; and was one of the committee which draughted...
Page 81 - In the walks of private life, the character of an upright lawyer shines with mild but genial lustre. He concerns himself with the beginnings of controversies, not to inflame but to extinguish them. He is not content with the doubtful morality of suffering clients, whose passions are roused, to rush blindly into legal conflict. His conscience can find no balm in the reflection, that he has but obeyed the orders of an angry man. He feels that his first duties are to the community in which he lives...
Page 142 - York, as their medical department, under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons In the City of New York.
Page 110 - When the ear heard him then it blessed him, and when the eye saw him it gave witness to him : Because he delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him: and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 225 - ... Admiralty Reports," republished by Little, Brown, and Co., in 1854, bears evidence of his industry and learning in this branch of his profession. In 1844, he edited the work which has made his name familiar to every Massachusetts lawyer, " The Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of this State," to which he added a supplement in 1852 ; and, until compelled by the state of his health to lay aside his labors, he was intending to recast the entire work, and, including the later reports,...
Page 174 - ... 1, 1840, where he continued to labor for thirteen years as a gospel preacher, winning souls to Christ, and making glad the hearts of all by his tender love and faithfulness. At the end of that period he tendered his resignation, May 2, 1853, which was accepted, and he was permitted to retire to the home of his youth, and pass the evening of his days amid the scenes of his earliest aspirations. From that day, for about six years, till near the time of his departure, he continued to preach the...
Page 1 - For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, the mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, the captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

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