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" The busy day, the peaceful night, Unfelt, uncounted, glided by; His frame was firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And... "
Addresses and Messages to the General Court, Proclamations, Official ... - Page 71
by Massachusetts. Governor - 1861
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Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, on the Occasion of ...

Bunker Hill Monument Association - Bunker Hill Monument (Boston, Mass.) - 1888
...without conscious suffering, this useful life came serenely to its end. Thus, " with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." Mr. URIEL CROCKER died at his summer residence in Cohasset on July 19, 1887, at the advanced age of...
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Summary of the Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

College of Physicians of Philadelphia - 1863
...instance of lowly worth immortalized by genius : — " With no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradation of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." During the summer he had suffered from a severe and protracted attack of rheumatic gout, and the investigations...
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The Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository, Volume 18

Theology - 1861
...last attack of organic disease of the heart. Felix opporlunilale mortis. With no sharp throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed the soul the nearest way. In respect to that well-tempered union of varied qualities which goes under...
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Massachusetts in the Rebellion: A Record of the Historical Position of the ...

Phineas Camp Headley - Massachusetts - 1866 - 688 pages
...bearing the sword of official power ; whether private, captain, surgeon, or chaplain (for all the^e in the heady fight have passed away), — hail, and...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." ' COL. WILLIAM BROWN. jligh among the names of those who served the State well and faithfully during...
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Massachusetts in the Rebellion: A Record of the Historical Position of the ...

Phineas Camp Headley - Massachusetts - 1866 - 688 pages
...whether private, captain, surgeon, or chaplain (for all these in the heady fight have passed awav), — hail, and farewell ! Each hero must sleep serenely...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." * * See Appendix fo. the roll of Massachusetts officers who have died in the service. COL. WILLIAM...
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Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark: Of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866

John Clark - 1866 - 260 pages
...inevitable disruption was but too obviously at hand. " Then with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradation of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." Let us preserve and cherish in our hearts the image of his recollected virtues. Let us strive, like...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 81

Liberalism (Religion) - 1866
...firm, his powers were bright, Though now his eightieth year was nigh. Then, with no throbs of fiery pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed the soul the nearest way. Here is a long life, which at the first look does not seem a very successful...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1867 - 637 pages
...respect, as much affection, as could well accompany any human career. " Then, with no fiery, throbbing pain, No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." It is not for me, gentlemen, to attempt any delineation of his character, or any description of his...
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - Readers - 1868 - 588 pages
...eyes for the last time upon its starry folds as another hero-martyr clasped the (splintered stiiff and rescued the symbol at once of country and of their...vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way." /. A. Andreo. CCLXXVII. HONOR TO OUR HEROES. PT^HE heart swells with unwonted emotion when we remember...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1868 - 778 pages
...retired to die. Stanza 5. 1 Var. His ready help was always nigh. Then with no throbs of fiery pain,1 No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain, And freed his soul the nearest way. Verses on Robert Levet. Stanza 9. Philips, whose touch harmonious could remove The pangs of guilty...
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