Hon. John Albion Andrew (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Hon. John Albion Andrew It certainly was fitting that one who entered so largely and nobly into the most eventful, historic period in our country's annals, who by words and deeds made history for all coming time, should be at the head of a society whose very existence rests on a pure love of country, and a desire to perpetuate her historic records in their general and individual character. And that he entered into the very Spirit of this organization, and had high and comprehensive, and yet, as was always true of him, practical views and plans for its greater efficiency, is evi dent from his admirable address on the 2d of January, 1867. Love of country was an integral part of his religion, and what true Christian can be other than a true patriot? In his own words in an address to the class graduating from the medical school of Harvard College, (1864) The first duty of the citizen is to regard himself as made for his country, not to regard his country as made for him. If he will but subordinate his own self-hood, his own ambition, enough to perceive how great is his country, and how infinitely less is he, is it not manifest that he presently becomes a Sharer in her glory, a par taker of her greatness? He is strengthened by her strength, and inspired by her intellectual and moral life. While he contributes his little to the grand treasury of her various wealth of power and possession, he draws therefrom vigor and support with every breath. 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 technology 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.


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Hardback | 20 pages
152 x 229 x 6mm | 186g
Publication date
27 Dec 2018
Forgotten Books
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