Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Thaddeus Stevens: Delivered in the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., December 17, 1868

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Page 69 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Page 70 - The next night It came again, with a great wakening light, And show'd the names whom love of God had bless'd, And, lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
Page 70 - And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold : Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, " What writest thou ?" The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Page 45 - The hand of the reaper Takes the ears that are hoary, But the voice of the weeper Wails manhood in glory. The autumn winds rushing Waft the leaves that are searest, But our flower was in flushing, When blighting was nearest. Fleet foot on the correi...
Page 14 - Resolved, That the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions, to the Executive of the United States, to be laid before Congress, at their next session.
Page 43 - County as a member of the convention to revise the constitution of the State.
Page 41 - Some one has gone from this strange world of ours, No more to gather its thorns with its flowers ; No more to linger where sunbeams must fade, Where on all beauty death's fingers are laid ; Weary with mingling life's bitter and sweet, Weary with parting and never to meet, Some one has gone to...
Page 9 - I repose in this quiet and secluded spot, not from any natural preference for solitude, but, finding other cemeteries limited as to race by charter rules, I have chosen this, that I might illustrate in my death the principles which I advocated through a long life, Equality of Man before his Creator.
Page 9 - That as a testimony of respect to his memory the officers and members of this House will wear the usual badge of mourning for the space of thirty days.
Page 73 - He always came with a keen discernment of the strong points of his case, and he spoke to them directly, concisely, and with good effect. His humor was irrepressible and trenchant; sometimes it cut like a Damascus blade. He was a lucky lawyer who would go through an argument with Mr. Stevens without being laughed at for something. Mr.

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