A Memorial of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Barre, June 17, 1874; Containing Historical Discourse by REV. James W. Thompson; The Poem of Charles Brimblecom; The Speeches and Other Exercises of the

A Memorial of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Barre, June 17, 1874; Containing Historical Discourse by REV. James W. Thompson; The Poem of Charles Brimblecom; The Speeches and Other Exercises of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...which sought access to her mind and heart. It was a marvellous achievement of physiological science. I do not, however, depreciate it when I say that here has been achieved a grander triumph. For here boys and girls have come with all their senses perfect, but connected with nothing within, telegraphing no communication to or fro, reaching inward only to dumb inanition. Was there a mind hid away there? Were there elements out of which a mind could be formed? Was it possible to find a way into that empty space, to pick up the buried germs of mental faculty, if such there were, attach them to the delicate wire of some sense, and thus open a communication between the world within and the world without? This was the problem which the institution here, with kindred ones in other lands, has, with a sublime faith, attempted to solve; and the result has been such as to fill all observers with admiration. A work has been wrought in our village scarcely less wonderful than the creation of a human mind; forcibly reminding us of that declaration of Jesus: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; AND GREATER WORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE Do." Passing down from the lovely eminence on which this institution stands to the Common, the eye is attracted by a finely proportioned marble monument erected to commemorate the patriotism arid valor of fifty-nine brave sons of the town who fell in the late civil war. It-is a sadly grand memento, more impressive than funeral oration, more inspiring than song of victory. Let the observer pause reveringly before it, and renew the solemn vow faithfully to maintain what they died to secure. As he leaves that sacred memorial, let the visitor descend the eastern slope, and there, in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903811
  • 9781236903815