The Stay and the Staff Taken Away: A Sermon Preached at the Church in Brattle Square : on the Death of the Hon. Harrison Gray Otis, November 5, 1848

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Eastburn's Press, 1848 - Funeral sermons - 25 pages

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Page 9 - The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, And all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field : The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: . Because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: Surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: But the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Page 7 - The mighty man, and the man of war, The judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, And the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
Page 21 - E'en wondered at because he dropped no sooner. Fate seemed to wind him up for fourscore years, Yet freely ran he on ten winters more ; Till, like a clock worn out with eating time, The wheels of weary life at last stood still.
Page 6 - He causes the wrath of man to praise him, and the remainder of that wrath he restrains.
Page 21 - My failure in this contest was a mortification and a severe disappointment to me at the time, but I look back upon it now without regret. I regard it as the most fortunate event of my life. I have been a happier and better man, since I was thrown out of political life, than I should ever have been had I remained in it

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