Exercises at the Semi-centennial Celebration ...: With the Oration Delivered Before the Alumni, ... the Semi-centennial Collegian of the Loganian Society


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Seite 44 - tis Death itself there dies. EPITAPH. STOP, Christian Passer-by — Stop, child of God, And read with gentle breast. Beneath this sod A poet lies, or that which once seem'd he — O lift one thought in prayer for STC ; That he who many a year with toil of breath Found death in life, may here find life in death ! Mercy for praise — to be forgiven for fame He ask'd, and hoped, through Christ. Do thou the same ! AN ODE TO THE RAIN.
Seite 43 - necessary that this should be a school of three hundred, or one hundred, or of fifty boys ; but it is necessary that it should be a school of Christian gentlemen.
Seite 14 - ... of his surroundings. Dear old Doctor ! How I used to wish I could follow his thoughts out of the window and far away. I wonder if he is training cucumbers out of the windows of heaven ? The Doctor's cucumbers were an early lesson to me of how much beauty there might be in common things. It was in the little meeting-house, also, that I used to hear Samuel Bettle say that " Wisdom's ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace," in such tones that I have ever since wished that I could...
Seite 49 - As sometimes in a dead man's face. To those that watch it more and more, A likeness, hardly seen before, Comes out — to some one of his race : So, dearest, now thy brows are cold, I see thee what thou art, and know Thy likeness to the wise below, Thy kindred with the great of old. But there is more than I can see, And what I see I leave unsaid, Nor speak it, knowing Death has made His darkness beautiful with thee.
Seite 65 - If God held all truth in his right hand and in his left the everlasting striving after truth, so that I should always and everlastingly be mistaken, and said to me, "Choose," with humility I would pick on the left hand and say, "Father, grant me that. Absolute truth is for thee alone.
Seite 61 - I a great sinner. Blessed Jesus ! I am thine. I give myself, body and soul, to thee. If India will revile and persecute me, and take my life-blood out of me, drop by drop, still, Jesus, thou shalt continue to have my homage. I have taken the vow of loyalty before thee and I will not swerve from it. God help me ! These lips are thine for praise, and these hands are thine in service. Son of God, I love thee truly. And, though scorned and hated for thy sake, I will love thee always...
Seite 29 - The very village was altered ; it was larger and more populous. There were rows of houses which he had never seen before, and those which had been his familiar haunts had disappeared. Strange names were over the doors, strange faces at the windows, everything was strange.
Seite 27 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow; Tall oaks from little acorns grow...
Seite 53 - ... sublime faith which shall yet dominate the world, skepticism has no power. No possible investigation of natural facts; no searching criticism of letter and tradition can disturb it, for it has its witness in all human hearts. That Haverford may fully realize and improve its great opportunities as an approved seat of learning and the exponent of a Christian philosophy which can never be superseded, which needs no change to fit it for universal acceptance, and which, overpassing the narrow limits...
Seite 52 - ... of modern research and critical inquiry. It was Thomas Story, a minister of the Society of Friends, and member of Penn's Council of State, who, while on a religious visit to England, wrote to James Logan that he had read on the stratified rocks of Scarborough, as from the finger of God, proofs of the immeasurable age of our planet, and that the " days " of the letter of Scripture could only mean vast spaces of time.

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