An Address Delivered on the Dedication of the Cemetery at Mount Auburn: Sept. 24, 1831

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Joseph & Edwin Buckingham, 1831 - 32 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 6 - There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife ; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife ; and there I buried Leah.
Pàgina 4 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er...
Pàgina 4 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resign'd, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing...
Pàgina 18 - Let Vanity adorn the marble tomb With trophies, rhymes, and scutcheons of renown, In the deep dungeon of some Gothic dome, Where night and desolation ever frown. Mine be the breezy hill that skirts the down ; Where a green grassy turf is all I crave, With here and there a violet bestrown, Fast by a brook, or fountain's murmuring wave. And many an evening sun shine sweetly on my grave.
Pàgina 6 - And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: but I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace.
Pàgina 17 - Here are the lofty oak, the beech, that " wreathes its old, fantastic roots so high," the rustling pine, and the drooping willow ; the tree that sheds its pale leaves with every autumn, a fit emblem of our own transitory bloom ; and the evergreen, with its perennial shoots, instructing us that " the wintry blast of death kills not the buds of virtue.
Pàgina 22 - Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.
Pàgina 25 - Commissioners shall have authority to grant and convey to any person or persons by deeds duly executed, the sole and exclusive right of burial, and of erecting tombs, cenotaphs and other monuments in any of the designated lots or subdivisions of said Cemetery, upon such terms and conditions, as they shall by their rules and regulations prescribe.

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