Oration: Delivered at the Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton, Mass;, on Thursday Afternoon, July 26, 1866 (Classic Reprint) by Frederic Augustus Whitney (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Oration: Delivered at the Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument, in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton, Mass;, On Thursday Afteron, July 26, 1866 Mr. President, Fellow-Citizens, and Friends: On Wednesday, the 7th of August, 1850, w sixteen years past, we were first gathered in this beautiful cemetery to set apart these groves - then vocal, as to-day, with the music of birds, and bowed in their luxuriant summer foliage - as a garden of graves. In the address of consecration which I had the hor to prounce on that occasion, this day was t foreseen. We anticipated the ordinary exigencies of the place which was thus dedicated by appropriate religious rites, and named so fitly Evergreen Cemetery, a name most appropriate here for its natural, more rich even and beautiful for its spiritual significance. Indeed, we could t but anticipate the natural conditions of mortality, under which, from all the dear relations of life, the bodies of our dead, our beloved, were to be brought here. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.