Proceedings at the Dedication of the Building for the Public Library of the City of Boston; January 1, 1858

Proceedings at the Dedication of the Building for the Public Library of the City of Boston; January 1, 1858 : January 1, 1858

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Hundred." The exercises of the day were then closed by Rev. ARTHUR B. FULLER, pastor of the New North Church, who pronounced the following BENEDICTION. And now may the blessing of God, our Heavenly Father, rest upon this assembly. May the love of our Redeemer, Jesus Christ, abide with us; and when we and those by whose beneficence and labors this building has been reared; when the countless throng to be placed shall all have laid aside this mortal body; when this goodly edifice itself, with all transitory things, shall have passed away; then, when "the dead are raised and the books of God opened," may we, and all interested in this occasion, find our "names written in the Lamb's book of life;" may we enter an edifice fairer than this, even that "building of God, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." At precisely ten minutes before seven o'clock in the evening, the proceedings at the dedication of the library building terminated. Never had ceremonies of a similar character in Boston equalled these in interest, the assemblage of persons present preserving perfect decorum and stillness throughout the whole of the performances, and receiving the eloquent-addresses of the occasion in a spirit that indicated warm sympathy and admiration. Every thing was arranged in the most acceptable manner, and was carried out with the greatest promptness and precision, much to the credit of the Committee of Arrangements and the marshals. After the exercises of dedication were over, the building was inspected by the company, all the rooms and halls being brilliantly illuminated for the pur pose, and the doors being thrown open to the public. During the evening a sumptuous collation was...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771893
  • 9781236771896