A Memoir Of The Life And Labors Of Francis Wayland (volume 2); Late President Of Brown University

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byFrancis Wayland

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. DISCOURSE ON NICHOLAS BROWN. DEATH OF COLONEL STONE. PROFESSOR GODDARD. DEATH OF REV. F. WAYLAND, SENIOR. -- RHODE ISLAND REBELLION. -- DEBTS OF THE STATES. ANNEXATION OF TEXAS. MEXICAN WAR. "DUTY OF OBEDIENCE TO THE CIVIL MAGISTRATE." FULLER AND WAYLAND ON SLAVERY. IRISH FAMINE. DR. JUDSON. MISSIONARY UNION. UNIVERSITY SERMONS. REVIVAL IN COLLEGE. PRAYER MEETINGS. PARENTAL AUTHORITY IN RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS. -- " THOUGHTS ON THE COLLEGIATE SYSTEM." TOWN LIBRARY SYSTEM. RETURNING Jo his home, President Wayland resumed his labors, not only cheerfully, but eagerly. He was weary of the pursuit of relaxation, and to be again at work was rest. The first duty of a public nature to which he was called was the Discourse on the Life and Character of Nicholas Brown, delivered November 3, 1S41. While sharing, alike on public and on personal grounds, in the general grief at an event which had dried up a fountain of charity, he willingly undertook, at the request of the authorities of the university, the task of exhibiting before the citizens of Providence an example of boundless benevolence, tender sympathy, and enlarged public spirit. In one passage of the eulogy it is not difficult to trace the influence of his recent journey: -- "If such be the relation which this life sustains to another, and if such be the influence which we must exert over those that come after us, it is manifest that we can accomplish in no signal degree the purposes of our being, unless we act for posterity. We can associate our names with succeeding ages only by deeds or by thoughts which they will not willingly forget. And thus it is that everywhere man seeks to attain to a sublunary immortality. The crumbling tombstone and the gorgeous mausoleum, the sculptured marble and the venerable ca...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. DISCOURSE ON NICHOLAS BROWN. DEATH OF COLONEL STONE. PROFESSOR GODDARD. DEATH OF REV. F. WAYLAND, SENIOR. -- RHODE ISLAND...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217432425

ISBN - 13:9780217432429

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