Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Wm. A. Buckingham, (a Senator of Connecticut): Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, Forty-third Congress, Second Session, February 27 and March 1, 1875, with Other Tributes of Respect

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Página 57 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan, which moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Página 19 - My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust ; who subdueth my people under me.
Página 26 - Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath, And stars to set, but all — Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death...
Página 28 - Whatever of excellence is wrought into the soul itself belongs (406) to both worlds. Real goodness does not attach itself merely to this life, it points to another world. Political or professional reputation cannot last forever; but a conscience void of offense before God and man is an inheritance for eternity.
Página 9 - Illinois, and a distinguished member of this body, business be now suspended, that the friends and associates of the deceased may pay fitting tribute to his public and private virtues.
Página 33 - But what allows of excuse, truth does not require us to commend. It was his infirmity that induced David to long for death, to hasten his escape from the stormy wind and tempest ; and an old writer tells us it would have been more...
Página 28 - Pure religion, and undefiled before God and the Father, is this : To visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictions, and to keep himself unspotted from the world*.
Página 46 - CLAY, be communicated to the family of the deceased by the Clerk. Resolved, That as a further mark of respect for the memory of the deceased, this House do now adjourn.
Página 18 - war governor' of Connecticut," says a biographer, "he was of kindly disposition and gentle manners." His interest in the Connecticut troops was unusual. Once when in Washington, Governor Buckingham told a high official : "You will see a great many battles and much suffering. Don't let any Connecticut man suffer for want of anything that can be done for him. If it costs money, draw on me for it.

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