Eulogium Upon William Rawle, L.L.D.: Delivered on the 31st of December, 1836

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E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1837 - 45 pages
 

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Page 27 - What ! — Shall we receive good at the hands of God, and shall we not receive evil also?
Page 41 - And smiles on glorious fate. To live with fame The gods allow to many; but to die With equal lustre is a blessing Heaven Selects from all the choicest boons of fate. And with a sparing hand on few bestows.
Page 6 - Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
Page 16 - A mere lawyer is, at most, but the moiety of a man—heartless and soulless ; his exclusive devotion to a stern and unfeeling science, blunts all the finer emotions of his nature, and at length he becomes, like Coke, the scourge of his own family, and the relentless and ferocious adversary of genius and generosity. With Rawle, the law was but one of the elements in the proud structure of his eminence. The whole circle of the arts and sciences was tributary to his formation. In painting and sculpture,...
Page 4 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Page 28 - Sweet rose — fair flower, untimely plucked, soon faded ; Plucked in the bud, and faded in the spring.
Page 17 - Influences" is replete with the most fascinating speculation and the soundest reflection. Nor is his " Discussion of the Subject of Original Sin, and the Virtue of Baptism," although certainly less elaborate, undeserving of the highest regard and encomium. Added to these, there is to be found among his manuscripts an argument of the most polished and cogent character, the object of which is to show that there is sufficient proof of the truth of Christianity to be derived from the parables of our...
Page 15 - In 1791, he was appointed District Attorney of the United States by the Father of his Country ; from which post, shortly after the election of Mr. Adams, he resigned, having continued in office about eight years. The situation of Attorney-General was more than once tendered to him by Washington, but as often declined...
Page 34 - ... his own impressions of his career in life, they possess all the interest of original views, and are, therefore, strongly recommended to our attention and regard. " I know not, and I care not how The hours may pass me by, Though each may leave upon my brow A furrow as they fly.
Page 38 - In the year 1828, the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by Dartmouth University, and a short time before his death he was applied to, by that institution, for a third edition of his valuable work upon Constitutional Law, which had been adopted as a text-book in many of the institutions of learning in the United States. At the period of this application, however, his mind was no longer with this world, but in close communion with its Maker. The proposal, therefore, was declined. For...

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