A Short Sketch of the Life and Services of Jonathan Walker: The Man with a Branded Hand with a Poem by John G. Whittier and an Address by Hon. Parker Pillsbury, One of Walker's Anti-slavery Friends, and a Funeral Oration by Rev. F.E. Kittredge
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Page 8 - 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 8 - 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?
Page 8 - The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so,
Page 9 - Fill up each hour with what will last; Buy up the moments as they go; The life above, when this is past, Is the ripe fruit of life below.
Page 16 - Hold up its fire-wrought language, that whoso reads may feel His heart swell strong within him, his sinews change to steel. Hold it up before our sunshine, up against our Northern air, — Ho...
Page 27 - ... and pride of country glow with equal fervor among those to whom our names and our blood shall have descended! And then, when honored and decrepit age shall lean against the base of this monument, and troops of ingenuous youth shall be gathered round it, and when the one shall speak to the other of its objects, the purposes of its construction, and the great and glorious events with which it is connected, there shall rise from every youthful breast the ejaculation, " Thank God, I — I also —...
Page 16 - In thy lone and long night-watches, sky above and wave below, Thou didst learn a higher wisdom than the babbling schoolmen know ; God's stars and silence taught thee, as his angels only can, That the one sole sacred thing beneath the cope of heaven is Man...
Page 17 - It bears no inscriptions, fronting to the rising sun, from which the future antiquary shall wipe the dust. Nor does the rising sun cause tones of music to issue from its summit. But at the rising of the sun, and at the setting of the sun ; in the blaze of noonday, and beneath the milder effulgence of lunar light ; it looks, it speaks, it acts, .to the full comprehension of every American mind, and the awakening of glowing enthusiasm in every American heart.
Page 9 - Sow love and taste its fruitage pure ; Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright ; Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor, And find a harvest-home of light.
Page 11 - On the eastern face of the shaft is the life size Branded Hand. On the upper base is the following: "Jonathan Walker Born in Harwich, Mass. March 22, 1799, Died in Lake Harbor, Muskegon Co., Michigan April 30, 1878." On the north side is the following quotation from Whittier's poem: "Then lift that manly right hand, Bold ploughman of the wave, Its branded palm shall prophesy Salvation to the slave. Hold up its fire-wrought language, That whoso reads may feel His heart swell strong within...