Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting. 1875

Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting. 1875

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...thanks to thee, That Freedom's banner is o'er us! Like a consuming brand Stretch forth thy mighty hand, Wrong and oppression destroying. Help us, O Lord of right! Help us, O God of might! Help us, where war-tides are flowing. Help us, though we may fall; From out the grave we call Praise to thy name, and for ever. All power and glory be Thine through eternity! Help us, Almighty One! Amen. Judge Warren then said: It is with extreme pleasure that I have the honor to present to you our esteemed associate, the soldier, the scholar, and the jurist, Charles Devens, Jr. General Devens was received with hearty applause. After acknowledging the greeting of the audience, he proceeded to deliver the Oration. The Orator was listened to with close attention, and was frequently applauded. His reference to the South was particularly well received, and that to the presence of General Sherman drew forth a round of applause, to which the General was obliged to respond by rising and bowing his thanks. At the conclusion of the Oration, Hon. E. R. Hoar proposed three cheers for the Orator, which, under the lead of the Marshal, were heartily given. Afterwards, the Apollo Club sang, to the tune of " God save the Queen," the following hymn, written by Charles James Sprague: --Here, where the savage bands Roved through the forest lands, Wild and unknown, Came sturdy men, of yore, Strong in the faith they bore, Making this desert shore Freedom's high throne. Here, where the pilgrim few Unto a nation grew, Spread far and wide, Came an invading foe, That throne to overthrow With but a feeble blow, Struck at our pride. Here, where the patriots stood, Came that wild strife of blood, Where peace now reigns. Here hand to hand they met, Here then our soil was wet, With...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593286
  • 9781236593283