Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of James P. Walker, a Representative from Missouri, Delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Fifty-first Congress, Second Session ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891 - 67 pages
 

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Page 18 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ; While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 24 - Who, hopeless, lays his dead away, Nor looks to see the breaking day Across the mournful marbles play! Who hath not learned, in hours of faith, The truth to flesh and sense unknown, • •*" •, That Life is ever lord of Death, ^ j^* And Love can never lose its own! We sped the time with stories old, Wrought puzzles out, and riddles told, Or stammered from our school-book lore "The Chief of Gambia's golden shore.
Page 44 - Between two worlds life hovers like a star, 'Twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge. How little do we know that which we are ! How less what we may be ! The eternal surge Of time and tide rolls on, and bears afar Our bubbles ; as the old burst, new emerge, Lash'd from the foam of ages ; while the graves Of empires heave but like some passing waves.
Page 52 - There is no Death ! What seems so is transition. This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call death.
Page 30 - Nor why we're left to wonder still nor why we do not know. But this we know: Our loved and dead, if they should come this day, Should come and ask us, "What is life?
Page 53 - Representatives and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased. Resolved, That, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, the Senate do now adjourn until 10 o'clock ante meridian tomorrow.
Page 6 - That a select joint committee, consisting of seven members of the House and three members of the Senate, be appointed to take order for superintending the funeral, and to escort the remains of the deceased to...
Page 12 - LIFE treads on life, and heart on heart ; We press too close in church and mart To keep a dream or grave apart : And I was 'ware of walking down That same green forest where had gone The poet-pilgrim.
Page 7 - The Speaker. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Missouri? There was no objection. Mr.
Page 17 - I do not believe it. I do not want to believe it — but, then, what is the object of it?

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