Experiences of Pioneer Life in the Early Settlements and Cities of the West

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...TO THE EARLY MEMBERS OF THE WESTERN RESERVE COLLEGE, IN MEMORY OF OUR DEC EASED FRIEND, PRESIDENT STORRS: Honor the good--bow down and bless The pure in heart whose holiness Reached and enriched your mind; The humbly wise are truly jrrcat--Great in high thoughts which elevate The aims of human kind. Honor ...
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Experiences of pioneer life in the early settlements and cities of the West

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...TO THE EARLY MEMBERS OF THE WESTERN RESERVE COLLEGE, IN MEMORY OF OUR DEC EASED FRIEND, PRESIDENT STORRS: Honor the good--bow down and bless The pure in heart whose holiness Reached and enriched your mind; The humbly wise are truly jrrcat--Great in high thoughts which elevate The aims of human kind. Honor the Great--the great of soul, Who live above the mean control Of low and selfish aims; Who see and dare maintain the right; When cowards flee, they stand and fight In presence of the flames. Honor the heroes, who will stand For truth and justice in the land, Nor yield to selfish fears; Who in the dark some seeds of light--Germ truths which spring to moral might In minds of after years. Honor the dead, whose lives were given A sacrifice for truth--the leaven, Of martyr--blood has power: If fal'ring in the fight with sin--Storrs faltered not, remember him! 'Twill help us in that hour. Every new truth which Providence brings to the front and puts before men, challenging conscience and conduct on their part, puts them on probation for a higher or lower moral status. The ordeal through which I passed was not an easy one. I had not been the first nor the firmest in recognizing the righteousness of anti-slavery principles; but I accepted them at an early period, and desired to maintain them kindly and firmly. When we had taken charge of our printing office and opened our new home, the pro-slavery members of the Executive committee of the college desired, of course, to conciliate the new editor, and influence the paper into the conservative side of the controversy. They made a concerted effort to do this. The new faculty were moderately conservative--the Executive committee of the Trustees were ultra conservative. The agent of the college had been to New York city...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151134653
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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