Eulogy on John Albion Andrew (Classic Reprint)


Excerpt from Eulogy on John Albion Andrew I AM not so presumptuous, Mr. Mayor and Gentlemen Of the City Council, as to rise here with the intention to pronounce a eulogy on him whose sudden death sent such a shock of grieved surprise through the nation, for the universal sense Of bereavement is the only fitting eulogy Of the virtues and abilities whose departure it mourns. My more modest purpose is to attempt, as well as I can, to account for the influence he exerted during his life, and for the peculiar preciousness of the memory he has left behind him. It is generally felt that since the death Of Lincoln the country has not been called upon to lament so great a public loss; and a simple statement Of the qualities Of mind and character which made him so honored and so endeared. Is, therefore, better than all panegyric. John albion andrew was, in the best sense Of the word, well born. He came of that good New England stock in which conscience seems to be as hereditary as intelligence, and in which the fine cumulative results Of the moral struggles and triumphs Of many generations Of honest lives appear to be transmitted as a spiritual inheritance. Born in Windham, Maine, on May 3ist, 1818. At the time Maine was a part of Massachusetts, his genial nature was developed in the atmosphere Of a singularly genial home. The power of attaching Others to him began in his cradle, and did not end when all4 mr. Whipple's eulogy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.


Edwin P Whipple
Paperback | 42 pages
152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
Publication date
10 Sep 2018
Forgotten Books
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3 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white