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Let us then rise and build, each of us in earnest, each of us encouraging his brother, each of us looking beyond the discouragements of earth to the Master's 'Well done good and faithful servant. To Every Man his Work. Once a year, in the University of Cambridge, there is a grand day called Commemoration Day.

Two of his own utterances reveal him as the words of no other man can his address on the battlefield of Gettysburg, and his address at his second inauguration but two months after he was laid to rest, James Russell Lowell, at the services in commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of Harvard College, paid him one of the most eloquent tributes ever paid any man, concluding with the words: "Great captains, with their guns and drums; Disturb our judgment for the hour, But at last silence comes; These all are gone, and, standing like a tower, Our children shall behold his fame, The kindly-earnest, brave, foreseeing man; Sagacious, patient, dreading praise, not blame; New birth of our new soil, the first American."

The moment wrought strongly on Deronda's imaginative susceptibility: in the presence of one linked still in zealous friendship with the grandfather whose hope had yearned toward him when he was unborn, and who, though dead, was yet to speak with him in those written memorials which, says Milton, "contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are," he seemed to himself to be touching the electric chain of his own ancestry; and he bore the scrutinizing look of Kalonymos with a delighted awe, something like what one feels in the solemn commemoration of acts done long ago but still telling markedly on the life of to-day.

Some have professed to see in them the emblem of Amen, the Generator; or a finger of the god; or a ray of the sun. In sober truth, they are a more shapely form of the standing stone, or menhir, which is raised by semi-civilised peoples in commemoration of their gods or their dead. Small obelisks, about three feet in height, are found in tombs as early as the Fourth Dynasty.

But in these sacrifices there is a commemoration of sins every year. For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sin. He abolishes the first that he may establish the second. By the which will we are sanctified through the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all.

Wherever he rested by the way, towers were erected in commemoration of this act of filial piety; but these have been destroyed since the revolution. The casements of this hall, in the form of ogives, are ornamented with stained glass of the first epoch of the invention of that art. We now come to the

In commemoration of this fortunate escape, the worthy inhabitants have continued to smoke, almost without intermission, unto this very day; which is said to be the cause of the remarkable fog which often hangs over Communipaw of a clear afternoon." The golden age of New York was under the reign of Walter Van Twiller, the first governor of the province, and the best it ever had.

But his relations and friends kept up an annual commemoration of him down to a long time after; and the days of the meeting were called Lycurgides.

As might be expected, the democrats were not content with the general recognition of their programme; but they too now demanded a restoration in their sense revival of the commemoration of their dead, punishment of the murderers, recall of the proscribed from exile, removal of the political disqualification that lay on their children, restoration of the estates confiscated by Sulla, indemnification at the expense of the heirs and assistants of the dictator.

It will not have survived to its fiftieth year. At the request of the Committee of Arrangements, Mr. Webster, then a Senator from Massachusetts, occupied the chair. I rise, Gentlemen, to propose to you the name of that great man, in commemoration of whose birth, and in honor of whose character and services, we are here assembled.

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