An Address Delivered on the Dedication of the Cemetery at Mount Auburn: Sept. 24, 1831

Joseph & Edwin Buckingham, 1831 - 32 pàgines

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Pàgina 4 - On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; E'en from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, E'en in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th...
Pàgina 6 - Mamre in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife : there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.
Pàgina 4 - For who, to dumb Forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind?
Pàgina 18 - Let Vanity adorn the marble tomb With trophies, rhymes, and scutcheons of renown, In the deep dungeon of some Gothic dome, Where night and desolation ever frown. Mine be the breezy hill that skirts the down ; Where a green grassy turf is all I crave, With here and there a violet bestrown, Fast by a brook, or fountain's murmuring wave. And many an evening sun shine sweetly on my grave.
Pàgina 17 - Here are the lofty oak, the beech, that " wreathes its old, fantastic roots so high," the rustling pine, and the drooping willow ; the tree that sheds its pale leaves with every autumn, a fit emblem of our own transitory bloom ; and the evergreen, with its perennial shoots, instructing us that " the wintry blast of death kills not the buds of virtue.
Pàgina 22 - Blessed are the dead, that die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors ; and their works do follow them.
Pàgina 6 - I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me ; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt: but I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying place.
Pàgina 25 - Commissioners shall have authority to grant and convey to any person or persons by deeds duly executed, the sole and exclusive right of burial, and of erecting tombs, cenotaphs and other monuments in any of the designated lots or subdivisions of said Cemetery, upon such terms and conditions, as they shall by their rules and regulations prescribe.
Pàgina 11 - Tis but a night, a long and moonless night ; We make the grave our bed, and then are gone.
Pàgina 20 - The bruised reed will not be laid utterly prostrate. The wounded heart will not always bleed. The voice of consolation will spring up in the midst of the silence of these regions of death. The mourner will revisit these shades with a secret, though melancholy pleasure. The hand of friendship will delight to cherish the flowers and the shrubs that fringe the lowly grave or the sculptured monument. The earliest beams of the morning will play upon these summits with a refreshing cheerfulness, and the...

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