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AUGUSTA
sublime
, more formidable than the combined energies
of great minds intent, on the preservation of their
father land, the birth place and the grave of those
they love. The patriots of the revolution stand first
in every American's heart, our own favored country
furnishes the brightest examples of perseverance and
success in the most noble cause. How naturally
do our thoughts revert to him who slumbers peacefully
now on the banks of the Potomac, to our own beloved
Washington, he who devoted all the energies of his strong
mind, and every thought and affection of his noble
heart, to obtain the freedom of his own fair land
and he nobly achieved it. The influence of his simple
eloquence, and the charms of his kind gentle manner
to his devoted soldiers made him their idol, and
they would follow him cheerfully even unto death.

Think you if he had turned from the first obstacle
in his path, or been appalled by the first defeat, we
should now have been a race of freeman? No. He perse=
=vered in the noble cause, until the end he had in view,
was fully accomplished until the oppressors of his
country were utterly defeated{,} obliged to hide their
diminished heads and take refuge in the ships
that were to bear them from the patriots land to their
own far distant isle.
Green, Montgomery, Wayne,
Marion and Gates, joined with hand and heart in the
noble cause, to it they consecrate "their lifes their
fortunes and their sacred honors". They determined
that their own loved land, should wear the evergreen
wreath of freedom, adopt the soaring and unharmed
eagle for its crest, & liberty for its motto. They
underwent with unflinching fortitute, self denial
and magnanimity, the sufferings of a protracted war
with a better disciplined, and better supplied force,
endured every hardship, until Britian's pride was
humbled, and a nation wrested from her grasp.
Thus proclaiming to the world the brilliant achievement's
of exertion and perseverance. In the religious world,
Luther made such total changes, that nations wondered
at the success of his efforts, at the realization of his
seemingly wild dreams of reformation. But why
their astonishment? Did they doubt that human
effort would accomplish so much? Let them think
let them remember that nothing but divine power
can speed the energy of a mind intent upon the accomplishing some
great end. Nothing within the range of possibility
is too great for such a mind to compass and to
bound.
This was a great undertaking. he broke the
fetters that chained the human mind in wretched
ignorance, he {amabened??} a love of learning and
science sprang anew into existance. In France
and Germany his influence was felt when Melanchth
and Calvin exerted
their energies to bring again pure
and undefiled religion and to cultivate the nobler
powers
of the human mind. How did the name of
Grotius become surrounded by such an effulgence
of fame, he was indeed one of the benefactors of the
world, for when "the thunder of cannon was the
logick of kings", he emerged from obscurity, in
poverty and in exile, his sentiments were pure, they
were equity between "man, and man," he cherished
private rights and dreaded the abuses of unrestrained
powers. He determined to promote his nations
happiness, and although the great ones of the earth
did not receive them as they deserved, while he
lived, yet when he had gone to rest, civil discord
and national warfare were banished forever. His
doctrines spread like the waves of the sea, and nations
gave up their dearest interests to be arrainged according
to, and
by the authority of Grotius, proclaiming
aloud to the universe that we can place no limit to
the power on & extent of human exertion. Why is the
name of the Philanthropist Howard associated with
such sublime remembrances. Is it not because he gave
himself up to deeds of charity, and determined to
assuage & mitigate the woes of a suffering world, because
like a spirit from the land of the blessed, he looked
upon the woes of a suffering world with a pitying
eye. His heart overflowed with kindness towards
the destitute & the afflicted. Like an angel of
mercy he sought out, the captive in his noisome
lonely cell, the poverty stricken & the destitute, & pouring
balm into their wounds, he saved many a person
from crime & misery who have & will bless
the name
of Howard. Does not every heart warm towards
this man so surely formed in
the likeness of his
maker? Would his memory
, think you have been
so enbalmed
in the blessings of his fellow men, if
he had remained
at this own fireside, and doled out
charity to the crying mendicant at his door? No
He exerted himself &
sought out objects of compassion
& penetrating into every home of misery, devoted
a pure existence to a holy end, his reward is in
heaven. Was not
Fulton a self created man? He
forms an example in a different way
of the extent
of human power. Each graceful vessel that we
see walking our rivers like a thing of life, &
speeding its onward way through the foaming
billows, proclaims to our minds, the name & the
fame of Robert Fulton. But we must turn from
the bright beauties of
our picture, view it in
another light and notice its defects. Some are
indeed glaring but they throw the more beautiful
parts out in strong relief. Some individuals by
their misdirected efforts, have exercized a blighting
influence upon the fairist regions of the earth.
Such was the case with Mahomet. He with a zeal
that was worthy of a better cause, deluded his
followers into a false belief. He had fixed
high his mark, and all his energies were directed
to attain it, he succeeded but too well, and
the influences of the Koran is a sad proof of
what man can accomplish. Others have performed
achievements that bear the impress of gigantic power
and exercised an influence which for ages have
been felt & "compelled succeeding generations
to admire their greatness though unable to justify
all their actions." Turn to the records of time
and glance over its blood stained pages. Such
was
Charlemagne, the king of the Franks. He not
content with his power resolved to raise himself
up
& lay within his power Ambition was his idol
Bloodshed marked his reign, but he possessed such distinguished
military tallent that the fear of his name curbed his
fiercest vassels. He delighted in wars of conquest, for
in them his tallents shone with all their splendour
Successful in war the terrour of his name spread
far and wide,
France, Saxony and Germany, trembled
at his power, and were soon added to his conquests.
As he increased in power and fame, the restoration
of the western world filled
his mind and constituted
his
every thought, until at last his exertions
terminated in success and he was crowned in all
his glory
"imperor of the west." But it would be well
to ask how did he gain this victory, was it not
a trampling upon the oppressed, marching over
piles of slain while his chariot wheels were bathed
in the blood of the noble supporters of their country,
regardless alike of the cries of the bereaved widow and
orphan, and sending affliction after affliction into
every circle. Yes and He forms another example
of the fatal effects of man’s exertion.
His love
for glory was so great that even in death he was
arrayed in the ensigns of royalty. But their are some
bright spots in
his character, for the arts were improved
under his patronage, Aix-la-Chapelle stands a
monument of his fame. He also improved navigation
is not France indebted to Charlemagne for its
first advances in that improvement?
In the
language of an ancient writer "his greatest praise is
that he prevented the total decline of the sciences in
the west and supplied new aliment to their expiring
flame, and that he considered the improvement
of nations as important as their union and
subjugation," At that time literature & science
appeared destitute of heavy forms and deterred
rather than invited votaries. Napoleon was a
splendid prodigy who raised himself from
obscurity to a station the first on this earth
"He made & ruined Kings
And tossed about their diadems
The mean and worthless things
He to their strong foundation shook

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ennobling
, more sublime than the combined energies
of great minds intent, on the preservation of their
father land, the birth place and the grave of those
they love. The patriots of the revolution have built their fame on an enduring monument—
The memory of their virtues is enshrined

in every heart of the lover of his country, our own favored land
furnishes the brightest example of perseverance and
success in the most noble cause. How naturally
do our thoughts revert to him who slumbers peacefully
now on the banks of the Potomac, to our own loved
Washington, he who devoted all the energies of his
mind, and every affection of his noble
heart, to obtain the freedom of his country
and he nobly achieved it.



Think you if they had turned from the first obstacle
in their path, or had been appalled by the first disaster, we
should now have been a race of freemen? They perse=
=vered in the noble cause, until the end they had in view,
was fully accomplished until the oppressors of their
country were overwhelmed with defeat


Green, Montgomery, Wayne,
Marion, and a host of others, joined with hand and heart in the
noble cause, to it they consecrate "their lives their
fortunes and their sacred honors". They determined
that their own loved land, should wear the evergreen
wreath of freedom, adopt the soaring and unharmed
eagle for its emblem, & liberty for its motto. They
underwent with fortitute, self denial
and magnanimity, the sufferings of a protracted war
against a better disciplined, and better supplied army,
until pride of old England was
humbled, and she was forced to acknowledge our independence
&
Thus proclaiming to the world the brilliant achievements
of exertion and perseverance when properly directed and vigorously pursued—. In the religious world,
Luther made such total changes, that nations wondered
at the success of his efforts, at the realization of his
seemingly wild dreams of reformation. But why
their astonishment? Did they doubt that human
effort would accomplish so much? Let them think
let them remember that nothing but divine power
can speed the energy of a great mind wholly wrapt up in & intent upon the accomplishing some
worthy end. Nothing within the range of the remotest possibility
is beyond its power—
This was a great undertaking. Luther broke the
fetters that chained the mind in wretched
ignorance, he {ambened?} a spirit of investigation, and gave fresh life to the love
of truth, and struck the first great blow at the power of those
occupying St
. Peters chair, who presumed to style themselves Vice regents of heaven—
This exerting to convince mankind of
their {sinning?} & to bring about a state of pure
and undefiled religion were aided by the powerful intellect
of Calvin & Melancthon. How did the name of
Grotius become surrounded by such an effulgence
of fame, he was indeed one of the benefactors of the
world, for when "the thunder of cannon was the
logick of kings", he emerged from obscurity, in
poverty and in exile, his sentiments were pure, they
were equity between man, and man, he cherished
private rights and personal liberty and plainly pointed out the abuses of unrestrained
powers. He determined to promote his countrys
happiness, and although princes and potentates
did not receive his opinions as they deserved, while he
lived, yet after his death, civil discord
and national warfare were modified—. His
doctrines spread like the waves of the sea, and nations
gave up their dearest interests to be judged by
the political and public laws of Grotius, proclaiming
aloud to the universe that we can place no limit to
individual exertion, no bar to the empires of the mind. Why is the
name of the Philanthropist Howard associated with
such heaven born remembrances. Is it not because he gave
himself up to deeds of charity, and determined to
assuage & mitigate the woes of a suffering world, because
like a spirit from the land of the blessed, he looked
upon the woes of his race with a pitying
eye. His heart overflowed with kindness towards
the destitute & the afflicted. Like an angel of
mercy he sought out the poverty stricken, the destitute & the captive in his noisome
lonely cell, & pouring
balm into their wounds, He has been rewarded by the approval
of the great and good of every clime, and is now enjoying in another world
relaxation from
the toils of this



He was not content with remaining
at this own fireside, and doling out
charity to the poor mendicant at his door? but
enlarging his sphere he
sought out objects of compassion
& penetrating into every home of misery, devoted
his life to a holy end,
The genius Fulton gave a resistless impulse to
to the march
of improvement & has contributed beyond all estimate
to
the advancement of our country—
Each steam vessel that we
see walking our waters like a thing of life, &
speeding its onward way through the foaming
billows in defiance of wind & tide, proclaims to our minds the name & the
fame of Robert Fulton. But we must
view our picture in
another light and notice its defects. Some are
indeed glaring but they throw out the more beautiful
parts in strong relief. Some individuals by
their misdirected efforts, have exercised a blighting
influence upon the fairist regions of the earth.
Mahomet with a zeal
that was worthy of a better cause, spread his opinion at the point
of the sword & caused them to sink deep
into the convictions of millions—
His aim was
high, and all his energies were directed
to attain it, he succeeded but too well, and
the influences that the doctrines of the Koran have exercised over the fairest regions of the earth is a sad proof of the
vast extent of moral desolation that has been mainly caused by "this prophet" of
Allah—
Others have performed
achievements that bear the impress of gigantic power
and exercised an influence which for ages have
been felt & "compelled succeeding generations
to admire their greatness though unable to justify
all their actions." Turn to the records of history
and glance over its blood stained pages. Behold
Charlemagne, the king of the Franks. Not
content with his power he resolved to consolidate & increase his
vast possessions—Ambition was his idol
Bloodshed marked his reign,




France, Saxony and Germany, trembled
at his power, and were soon added to his conquests.


his every thought, until at last his exertions
and the measure of his greatness was filled when he was crowned
"imperor of the west." But it would be well
to ask how did he achieve his renown, was it not
a trampling upon the oppressed, marching over
piles of slain while his chariot wheels were bathed
in the blood of the noble defenders of their country,
and scattering misery in his path with an open hand,
sending affliction after affliction into
every circle.
His love
for glory was so great that even in death he was
arrayed in the ensigns of royalty.
Having subjugated all his enemies he turned his attention to the
improvement of his possessions—He facilitated commerce by improving
navigation—The
arts advance{?} under his patronage
Aix-la-Chapelle stands a
monument of his fame.

In the
language of an ancient writer "his greatest praise is
that he prevented the total decline of the sciences in
the west and supplied new aliment to their expiring
flame, and that he considered the improvement
of nations as important as their union and
subjugation," At that time literature & science
appeared destitute of heavy forms and deterred
rather than invited votaries. Napoleon was a
splendid prodigy who raised himself from
obscurity to a station the first on this earth
"He made & ruined Kings
And tossed about their diadems
The mean and worthless things
He to their strong foundation shook

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