Memorial of William Kirkland Bacon, Late Adjutant of the Twenty-sixth Regiment of New York State Volunteers

Roberts, printer, 1863 - 83 páginas

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Página 3 - How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest ! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! ODE TO MERCY.
Página 15 - Amidst the storm they sang, And the stars heard and the sea ; And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang To the anthem of the free.
Página 62 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me in that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing.
Página 7 - Mass., about the year 1640, a little less than twenty years after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth.
Página 19 - I have occasion to know, with great fidelity, and in a manner to gain the entire respect of his superior officers, and the love and confidence of the men.
Página 57 - Colonel, no man on earth has a dearer home than I have, but if a wish could place me there now, I would not go. My place is here, and here I remain." Strange and mysterious is the fact that God so often permits the shadow of death to be thrown upon us, that we may prepare ourselves for his coming...
Página 61 - ... to prepare to meet your God in peace, I would not, I can not forbear to remind you, that it is for you, as your next highest and most imperative duty, to stand by that country, to give her your prayers, and as she calls, fear not to give yourselves a living sacrifice for her salvation. That coffin, those mute lips, appeal to all your manhood, to all your patriotism, to follow where this our young hero so nobly led. Fellow-citizens, this is no idle pageant, this no ordinary death, these no common...

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