.TOU\ H. SEALS, - Editor and Proprietor.
MRS. MARY E. BRYAJf (*) Associate Editor.
“Take the good when denied the best,
Nor throw life out for one lost string.”
Among the people whom we hare often heard
of but have never seen, we must mention the
man or the woman who must have things just as
they want them, or refuse to have them at all.
Most persons bring themselves eventually to put
up with what is far short of their wishes and ex-
The Heroines of American Novels.—Agnes
Macdonell seems to have studied very carefully
the idiosyncrasies of American novel heroines,
and finds them to be a distinct type and stamped
with unmistakable nationality, whether they are
treated philosophically, religiously or sentiment
ally. She declares “Mr. Darwin must account
for the heroine of American tales as best he can.
She is no daughter of the old-fashioned Eve, but
John Stuart Mill. —We present this week, on
our front page, a fine portrait of this great Eng
lish reformer, who died in May, 1873, at the age
of sixty-seven years.
Of these years, fifty had been devoted to the
formation of liberal sentiments in England, for
he was only seventeen when he allied himself
enthusiastically to the party of which Russell,
Thompson, Romilly, Southwood, Grote, and
pectations, and as a rule, they are happy in pro- an essentially new creation.” Not that she does | their confreres were leaders and lights.
ATLANTA, GA., SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1875. | portion as they do so readily and with cheerful- : not speak our tongue and is not graced with
ness. t those personal attributes happily common to all
About no subject have greater or more fre- I heroines—youth, beauty, golden hair, small feet
quent compromises made than in regard to mar- and bewitching smiles—“but,” says the English
riage. Most young persons entertain themselves lady, “as we read her sayings and doings, we
and their friends by picturing forth the paragon feel this creature is no longer of us. She is not
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who is to be the glory of their future lives.
“When I marry,” says Miss Fiorina, “the for
tunate individual must possess a graceful per
son, a cultivated mind, integrity of character, a :
good pedigree, and a handsome fortune.” As
she was then but eighteen, certainly a beauty
bone of our bone; she has passed from among
us; she has emigrated to new spheres, and we
examine her with wonder and admiration mixed
with some little amusement. She is possibly the
representative of a future era in fiction, and we
are perhaps destined to see the day when we
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and a possible belle, her pretensions were not : shall meet her in the pages of English novels.
regarded as too high. Many suitors presented
themselves, but no one filled the bill. A lustre
passed, and she struck off one of the requisite
qualifications. Still her man came not, though
many still offered vows; and when another lus
tre had glided by, two more of her requisites
She must, therefore, be an instructive study.
In studying the phases of the American novel
for the last fifty years, our critic finds, of course,
that the heroine has undergone “change and
development from the flashing-eyed squaw of J.
Fenimore Cooper's tales to the completed type
Mr. Mill had a brief career as legislator, but
his success as a debater was not such as his con
stituents had hoped, nor, indeed, was it equal to
his deserts. His mental peculiarities made him
an essayist, but unfitted him for the rostrum.
In his more congenial sphere he labored with
much success in the department of literature
and politics. In the true spirit of a commoner
he gave most of his vigorous thought to the ele
vation of the people.
He wore not only Parliamentary honors, but
also those of higher learning; but these were
second in fact and in his estimation of them, to
the popular recognition of his life’s leading am
bition—-to elevate the English people.
were wiped from the tablets. The ranks of her j in the hands of Mrs. Stowe, the younger Haw-
suitors now grew thin, and the disposition to ; tfaorne, and Miss Alcott. She has grown with
compromise grew stronger, until, at the end of j the growth of her country and strengthened with |
the third five-years, she gave up all but the for-
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THE SUNNY SOUTH!
New Features — New Contributors —
New Hopes—Brilliant Prospects.
GRAND TRIUMPHS AHEAD.
A little over one year has passed since
the first number of The Sunny South
made its appearance, and the success
which has attended it is well known.
There is perhaps no parallel to it in the
history of the press. But we feel that it
has hardly begun the high career origin
ally planned. In many respects it has
fallen far short of the intentions and as
pirations of its projector, which may be
partially accounted for, however, by the
fact that, single-handed and alone, he has
had to contend at every step against the
countless difficulties which have ever con
fronted literary enterprises in the South.
But thanks to the American people, and
especially to those of the South, their kind
words and liberal appreciation of our la
bors have so cheered and encouraged us
that we have been enabled to overcome
all obstacles thus far, and The Sunny
South stands to-day among the permanent
institutions of the age. 1876 will mark a
far more brilliant era in its history than
the past twelve months, and the pride
which all Southerners and all literary
people now feel in its success thus far
will be greatly increased.
On or before the first of January next,
we shall announce a corps of contributors
which is not equalled, perhaps, by any
literary journal in America. It will be
composed of the first men of the day in
science, literature, divinity, art, education
In our next issue will be opened a reg
ular “Educational Department,” which
will be filled each week by a regular corps
of successful and eminent teachers, and
all teachers everywhere are requested to
contribute to it.
We have established branch offices in
New York and New Orleans, with earnest
and efficient managers in charge, who
will give the paper a wide circulation in
those cities, and we are now seeking to
establish similar agencies in Cincinnati
and St. Louis.
We have also concluded a large con
tract with one of the most popular gentle
men and efficient canvassers known in the
South, who will work up all the interme
diate territory between these cities, and
establish efficient agencies in every locality.
Success to us and a hearty God-speed
will no doubt come up from every friend
of the enterprise, and all we ask is a little
active help and the earnest prayers of
TYhat Became of Onr No. 26 3—Numerous
complaints from patrons have reached this office
about No. 26 failing to reach them. What can
be the secret of such irregularities ? The trouble
cannot be in this-office, and we beg post-office
officials everywhere to assist us in correcting
such irregularities. The paper is properly
mailed and postage paid to all points every
Thursday, and it is exceedingly unfortunate, to
say nothing of the injury and annoyance to us,
to have it fail to reach subscribers.
Patrons will please notify us when they fail to
get each or any issue.
Onr Exchanges. — Our esteemed cotempora-
who have sent their cards to this office will
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her senior, illiterate, vulgar and homely. She
is indeed at the head of a fine establishment,
has a carriage, and her jewels and silks are of
the costliest; but her husband indulges in coarse
jest in her drawing-room, talks of the prices of
mackerel and molasses at her dinings, and
snores horribly in his sleep.
Our good friend Dick used to “werge on the
poetical ” as he described the woman ha was to
marry. He was fastidiously nice about his per
son and his room. Of three things he felt cer
tain,—his wife must he possessed of beanty of
person, refinement of taste, and skill in domes
tic business. Fondly would the dear fellow, as
he lazily enjoyed his cigar, dwell upon the de
tails of the Paradise which his industry was to
create and over which his idol was to preside.
We saw nothing of him during his courtship,
and of course can tell nothing of how he got
out of the clouds and learned to walk upon the
ground. But we visited him some time ago, and
found neither a Yenus nor a fairy palace; indeed,
not to put too fine a point on it, Mrs. Dick is
quite a slattern and much of a shrew, keeping
her house at sixes and sevens and henpecking
her husband most wofully. Dick winced a little
as we glanced around and showed by look that
we were thinking of his castles in Spain; but
we believe he has become reconciled to his lot,
and is not unhappy.
How thankful we should feel that we have this
power of adaptation to reconcile ns to situations
which we cannot change and may not abandon.
To accept the attainable and to cease sighing for
the desired would be deemed philosophic were
it not so commonly done. Many a woman has
aspired to marry a man who never made her an
offer, and has accepted and been happy with
one for whom she cared not a fig, because she
could do no better. Many a man, too, receives
the mitten from half a score before he finds one
who will take him for better or for worse. But
it is not in the matter of marriage alone that we
crave a pound and put up with a penny. Our
whole lives are successions of compromises. We
are always making our calculations upon what
we shall be or what we shall have, and as con
stantly reconciling ourselves to what is far below
Georgia a Perennial Garden.—The Early
County Yews of last week has the following:
The present fall is somewhat remarkable for
the mild temperature that has prevailed up to
this date. No killing frost up to this time; even
cotton, okra, and such things still continue to
bloom, and people who pay attention to their
gardens are enjoying the usual spring as well as
fall vegtables. The second crop of Irish potatoes
in some patches is better than was the first.
The second crop of squashes is quite as good as
the first, and has been on our table for several
weeks. What is the sense of croaking in a coun
try where we can have something growing all
Since the above was put in type, wc have re
ceived from the splendid nursery of M. Cole &
Co., near this city, a most beautiful and fragrant
bouquet of roses and orange geranium leaves,
gathered, not from their hot-houses, but from j
the open air. Think of it. Beautiful, full-blown ]
roses and bursting rose-buds in the gardens of
Atlanta on the last day of November!
its strength, until now she appears before as in
full bloom as one of the most striking of national
American fiction, like the fiction of all other
civilized lands, has grown more instrospective—
deals less in romantic incident and more in anal
ysis of character and emotion. The American,
Mrs. Browning’s Estimate of Byron.—The
letters of Mrs. Browning to R. H. Horne, author
of “Orion,” have been recently published, and
are especially valuable for the subtle criticisms
they contain on literary works and authors.
Here is what she thinks of Lord Byron, whose
faults seem to fade more and more in the light
of his genius as the years pass over his early
“Ah! Mr. Horne, do you too call Byron vin
dictive? I do not. If he turned upon the dart,
it was by the instinct of passion, not by the the
ory of vengeance, I believe and am assured.
Poor, poor Lord Byron! Now would I lay the
prone to overshoot the mark, carries this ten- i sun a * ld nioon against a tennis ball that he had
i more tenderness m one section of his heart than
The Sunny South Bnilding—Thanks to
u Adolphus” and a Thousand Editors.—Some
body from North Carolina calling himself Adol
phus, recently visited Atlanta, and in writing
back from the Kimball House to the Oxford
Torchlight says, among many good things, that
“ Atlanta is destined, at no distant day, to be the
finest and largest city in the South. The Sunny
South building i3 a grand structure, and the
paper, as Donan, the editor of the Sentinel,
writes, ‘ is a credit to the entire section from
which it takes its name. It is infinitely superior
to all such Northern weeklies as Bonner’s
Thanks to “Adolphus” for his kind words,
| and to hundreds of editors for their recent ex
cellent notices of The Sunny South.
dency, in some instances, to an extreme of phys
iological dissection that our critic condemns as
preposterous and disgusting. The elder Haw
thorne’s female characters, purely and delicately
drawn as they are, she finds too much enhazed
by the author's imagination—too greatly spirit
ualized and supernaturalized to be within the
range of criticism as embodiments of the Ameri
can ideal woman. Bret Harte “objects too strong
ly to respectable people,” for his “Miggles” and
“ M’lisses ” to be taken as flowers of our national
growth. So onr writer turns, for her genuine
pictures of American heroines, to Mrs. Stowe and
to Miss Alcott, the charming author of “Little
Women” and “Seven Old Maids.” These writers
rejeot the style of painfully introverted dissec
tion and candidly take the common incidents of
life “steeping them in what local atmosphere
they can get and letting the characters of their
stories develop themselves and talk themselves
Here is what she says about the bright, whole
some, self-assured heroines of Miss Alcott:
“In her Joes and Dolly Wards, there is cer
tainly no vagueness, no philosophizing. We
have in the “Old-Fashioned Girl” and “Little
Women ” the. American girl of ordinary life at
her best, and very pleasingly portrayed. Miss
Alcctt has the advantage of not having any phys
iological theories to discuss or psychological dif
ficulties to solve, and she is quite content to lay
before us clear, unambitious sketches—giving
us, with homely truthfulness and vivacity in fic
tion, what Eastburn Johnstone does in painting.
Her characters are not heroic, but, unlike those
of some other American novelists, they do not
smack of the laboratory, the necromancer’s study,
or the dissecting-room. Her ‘ girl ’ steps on the
stage and begins her career amazingly early, of
course. One of her ‘little women ’ is a fascinat
ing person before she is fifteen. She has begun
life, wears long dresses, looks after the morals
of her hoy acquaintances, and takes a foremost
place in the drama of life, when her European
contemporary is leading a humdrum life in the
school-room, and knows herself to be a person
of no moment to any one beyond her parents
and governess. She is full of readiness, tact,
and audacity. Her self-assertion, however, is
not of the rebellions order, for her position is
perfectly acknowledged. She seems very kind
to her parents, though her relations with father
and mother perhaps partake rather of good-fel
lowship than reverence. We hear of no family
dissensions; fathers and their sons, mothers and
their daughters, pull very evenly together,though
one cannot deny that the daughters frequently
row ‘ stroke ’ in the family boat. There is a
hearty and confidential feeling between Mrs.
March and her daughters. ‘ Send me as much
advice as you like,’ writes Miss Amy to her
mama, ‘and I will take it,’ she frankly adds,
‘ if 1 can.’
“The ‘violet-like’ bashfulness that hangs al
most like a perfume upon the presence of Mrs.
Gaskell’s Mollies and Ruths, these New England
heroines have not; but they are wholesomely
truthful, very sprightly, and charmingly at their
That tendency and capability to “row stroke
in the family boat ” is a peculiarity which strikes
Miss Macdonell as eminently American, and
quite the antipodes of English society. She
illustrates it by a passage from a New England
‘“To outsiders, the five energetic women
seemed to rule the house, and so they did in
* * * * has in all hers, though a tenderness mis
understood and crushed, ignorantly, profanely,
and vilely, by false friends and a pattern wife.
His blood is on our heads—on us in England—
even as [the First] Napoleon’s is ! Two stains of
the sort have we in one century; and what will
wash them out?” *
A Noble Movement—Jackson’s Daughter.—
We invite the attention of every reader to the
communication, to be found below, from a prom
inent Virginian, setting forth a movement soon
to be inaugurated for the purpose of raising an
endowment fund for little Julia, the sweet little
daughter of the immortal Stonewall Jackson.
Every Southern heart will say Amen, and the
entire press of the South is requested to copy
Endowment for Stonewall Jackson’s Daughter.
Charlottesville, Ya., Nov. 22, 1875.
John II. Seals, Editor and Proprietor Sunny South :
Dear Sir,—Below I send you a notice of a
movement which will be started simultaneously
in Virginia and Georgia, and will doubtless re
ceive the enthusiastic and loving favor of all
the South. When you publish the notice, and
thus bring it before the public, they will be pre
pared for the subscription paper which will soon
The movement has received the approbation
of General James L. Kemper, Governor of Vir
ginia, and is now in the hands of one of Geor
gia’s pet heroes for advice and consideration.
By presenting it favorably in your beautiful
sheet, you will aid in doing honor to the greatest
hero of our “Sunny South.”
ENDOWMENT FUND OF .JULIA JACKSON.
A movement is now on foot to endow little
Julia, the child of Stonewall Jackson, and it is
in such hands as will doubtless make it a suc
cess worthy of the name and fame of the great
man whom two worlds unite to honor.
The soldiers and their families are making the
movement, and chieftains endorse it.
Only in sums of one dollar and hundredth
parts of one dollar, will subscriptions be re
ceived, that all may partake of this feast of love,
gratitude and honor, and none he debarred.
Should larger sums be cantributed, all in
excess of one dollar from one person will be en
tered on the list immediately after the donor’s
name, under the heading “From the Unreturn
ing Brave. ”
All contributors will be entitled to a printed
“List of Contributors,” which will assume a
pamphlet form, should the success be as great as
In sorest poverty, in deepest distress, let us
come forward and honor our own children and
our dead brothers by heaping a great blessing
upon the child of that dead chieftain “upon
whose prayer-bedewed banner victory ever
seemed to wait.”
Soldiers, what would you give to Jackson liv
ing ? What ought you to give to Jackson’s child ?
j£&~ Southern papers will please copy.
The countenance of a nation define the char-
j acteristics of its people. Every human face in
dicates the moral training as well as the tem
perament and the ruling traits of its owner, just
as much as every human form indicates the
quality and amount of its physical exercise.
This is proven by the varieties of human faces ev
erywhere visible. Those whose lives have been
... given to physical labor, unbrightened by an ed-
many things; but^ the^ quiet m^an^sittmg^among j ucation of ideas, have always a stolid, stupid ex-
| pression, even while their limbs and muscles are
i splendidly developed. The more savage a peo-
j pie, the uglier they are in facial development.
] The very features of their faces are disfigured
j by violent and ungoverned passions. People
j whose employments are intellectual invaribly
i have a large, clear gaze, a bright outraying ex”-
| pression, as if from an inward light shining
through a vase. Where a fine organization and
i a deep sensibility accompany the practice of in-
j tellectual pursuits, often the features take on a
transparent, luminous look. Persons endowed
with powerful sensibility, however plain their
features, always have moments of absolute beauty.
“My sister-in law is plain,” said one lady of an
other, who possessed such a countenance, “ but
I have seen her so absolutely beautiful at times
that she drew everybody in the room toward
her. When she is very happy, her face kindles
his books was still the head of the family—the
household conscience, anchor, and comforter;
for to him the busy, anxious women always
turned in troublous times, finding him, in the
truest sense of those sacred words, husband and
“We have read a description such as this in
some English tales, but in this case it was the
father and sons who were ‘busy’ and ‘anxious,*
and it was the ‘quiet’ mother who was described
as the ‘anchor’ and ‘comforter.’”
The conclusions she reaches is that the hero
ines of American novelists, though neither pert,
fast or nnfeminine, take the lead in society.
“Their voices in the chorus lead the melody;
the basses and tenors fill the parts. They are
true-hearted, high-minded and pure, with a
strong, fearless, self-respecting purity.
If in the hands of American novelists the
Mr. Blaine will have no opposition in the Re
publican caucus for Speaker.
Paul Morphy, the once world-renowned chess
player, is now a hopeless maniac.
Ex-Governor James E. English, of New Haven,
is appointed Senator, vice Ferry.
Full ten thousand people viewed the Yice-
President’s remains at Independence Hall, Phil
E. J. Cront, of Westminster, Maryland, a lead
ing lawyer of 55 years of age, fell dead while ad
dressing a jury.
The Ohio Legislature, this winter, will contain
forty-seven farmers. What more could the gran
ger heart desire ?
Maj. Mark A. Cooper has been nominated for
Senator for the 42d district of Georgia, vice Col.
John W. Wofford, resigned.
Gen. Harry Heth, a distinguished Confederate
officer has been appointed Collector of Internal
Revenue for the Richmond (Ya.) district.
Rev. J. W. Fackler has formally accepted a
call from the Baptist church at Lumpkin, and
will enter upon his pastoral duties early in the
Peter A. Kelly, CO years of age and well-known
in Baltimore, was found dead in his bed at Bar-
num’s. He was for many years Vice-President
of the Hibernian Society.
Mr. Money, who has just been elected to Con
gress from Mississippi, is an editor. The Bos
ton Post is of the opinion that it is too bad to
deprive the profession of all the Money it pos
Mr. Hunter has sold the office and the good
will of the Spirit of the South, Milledgeville, to
Mr. J. C. McClendon, who is sole proprietor
and editor. Mr. M. is a practical printer, and
The death of William B. Astor was announced
Wednesday. Mr. Astor was beyond doubt the
richest man in America, his wealth being esti
mated from a hundred to a hundred and fifty
Gen. Hawley, President of the centennial
commission, writes to two religions bodies that
the commission never contemplated having the
exhibition open on Sunday, and that nobody has
ever asked them to do so.
The Georgia and Tennessee delegation to the
St. Louis Convention held a meeting on board
the cars while en route home, in the course of
which they warmly thanked Col. Cole, of the
Nashville, Chattanooga and St Louis railroad,
for the many kindnesses he had shown them
during the trip.
It is said that Judge Hopkins, of Atlanta, will
resign after his present round of courts. Ill
health the cause. He has been a terror to evil
doers, who will doubtless he glad to learn that
he is going to lay aside the ermine, which he has
worn with so much credit to himself, and to the
satisfaction of the law-abiding citizens of his
circuit.”— Thomasville Times.
The Coming Congress.—The withdrawal on
the 29th ult. of Mr. Wood from the contest for
Speaker created a sensation. In authorizing the
withdrawal of his name, Mr. Wood declined to
say for whom he would cast his influence. The
respective friends of Kerr, Randall and Cox are
still confident. The contest for the clerkship is
active, Major Wedderburn, of Virginia; Major
Banks of Mississippi; Mr. Adams, of Kentucky;
Mr. Archer, of Maryland, and Dubose, of Geor
gia, are on the ground. Each will undoubtedly
have the support of his State. It is thought the
election of Kerr will throw the clerkship to the
southeast or the election of Randall to the south
Mark M. Pomeroy, better known as “Brick,’
editor of the Democrat, New York, has been de
clared a bankrupt. His creditors are numerous,
and scattered throughout the country. Among
the largest are the following: James E. Jones,
$33,342; Perkins & Goodwin, $18,000; Charles
Sykes, 313,200; Mrs, Ann A. Bead, $10,000;
Charter Oak Life Insurance Company, of Hart
ford, 310,000. The debts aggregate to over
$140,000, and there are no assets except his
wearing apparel, which is exempt under the
law. Among the claims is one for $2,000 for
diamonds, which he purchased. A meeting of
the creditors will be held soon to take action in
Written With a Coal.—Here is a snow-white
wish written with a coal by the brave Sir Thomas
More, while he was imprisoned in the gloomy
Tower of London. It was written to his faithful
child—the little fair-haired Margaret, far away
across the wild Atlantic. They were the impris
oned colonist’s farewell words, for he met his
death on the gallows soon after:
I wish you that white stone with the new name,
Which none can read but who possess the same;
And such a soul that soars above the sky,
Well pleased to live, but better pleased to die. *
heroine has lost some of the pensive charm of ; with an absolute radiance.” The refining effects
T-,—j j x of high culture, added to deep religious feeling,
not only subdue evil passious, but beautify and
elevate the entire expression and bearing of an
individual. Thus it is a physical as well as a
! the Juliets, Desdemonas and Violets, we must
| submit that she has gained by freedom the vir-
j tue of freedom—truthfulness. If, in the greater
: ease and security of the society in which she is
; placed, she seems to have lost somewhat in pas
sion and tenderness, she has at any rate pre-
| served the graces of uprightness and courage in
their full beauty.” *
Don’t be Angry with Us. — Correspondents
and contributors must exercise all the patience
' possible with us, for our hands are eternally
full. Me find it utterly impossible to answer
with promptness the hundreds of letters requir
ing replies, but all will receive attention.
Gold in New York on the 30th, 115J to 115}.
Cotton in New York on the 30th, 12 13-16 to 13 J.
Mrs. John Turner, of Clayton county, Ga.,
died on the 30th while writing a deed.
W. J. Marcy, dealer in dry goods, Buffalo, N.
Y., has suspended. Liabilities, 8150,000.
Two Italian girls, aged fifteen and eighteen
years, of Patterson, New Jersey, were sentenced
to three years for passing counterfeit money.
The General Assembly of Virginia met on the
first Wednesday in December, which was the
first day of the month. The law making the
change in the time of meeting was passed in
The Khedive of Egypt offered the shares of
the Suez canal stock for sale to France previous
to their purchase by England. Minister De-
Cazes wanted to accept the offer of his highness,
hut the hank of France made some difficulties,
and the opportunity for the acquisition of the
property was lost.
The roofs of Cliauncy and Grand Tunnel Mines,
Wilkesbarre, Penn., fell on the 28th ult., cover
ing one hundred acres. Loss $100,000. No
lives lost, but several hundred persons ousted
from employment. Mr. Roberts, one of the pro
prietors, noticed signs of danger, and gave or
ders for the men to leave. &
Cardinal McCloskey delivered an address in
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, on the 29th.
It was his first address since he returned from
Rome, and the 'eongregation to hear it was very
large. The address was confined principally to
a review of his visit to Rome, and was highly
eulogistic of the character of Pius the Ninth.
The Spanish cabinet in council has determ
ined that a decree should issue before December
fifth, convening the Cortes. Canovas del Cas-
tello reassumes the presidency of the ministry.
Otoreno, Mayor of Madrid, becomes minister of
foreign affairs. The royal staff has been ordered
to be in readiness to accompany the king to the
army of the north on December ninth.
The remains of the late Vice-President Wilson
arrived in Boston to-day, and were received with
appropriate solemnities at the Doric hall of the
state house, where they will be kept in state by
Governor Gaston, who, in response to the formal
delivery by the Washington authorities, said:
“ Massachusetts receives from you her illustri
ous dead. She will see to it that he whose dead
body you have borne to us, hut whose spirit has
gone to a higher service, shall receive the honors
befitting the great office which in life he held.
moral fact, that it is in the power of every per- I need not remind you that her people will ever
son to improve his own beauty as well as bear- treasure with love and respect the memory of
ing by a constant control of passion and temper, her distinguished statesman, and will not only
and a deep, constant cultivation of the intellect- guard and protect the body, the coffin and the
nal faculties, pure affections and the moral grave, but will also venerate his name and his
nature. fame. Gentlemen, for the pious service which
you have so well and tenderly rendered, accept
In vain do they talk of happiness who never the thanks of the Commonwealth.” The guard
subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle, of honor consisted of a detatchment of marines
He who never sacrificed a present to a future and officers of the fifth Maryland regiment. Be-
good, or a personal to a general one, can speak tween fifteen and twenty thousand people viewed
of happiness only as the blind do of colors. the remains to-day as they lay in state.