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Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Amos J. Cummings; (Late a Representative from New York), Delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate, Fifty-Seventh Congress, First Session

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ... of his contests did he inspire enmity; his attitude invariably bespoke respect. And then, Mr. President, he was a lover. He loved his family, his friends, and, in fact, all humanity, with an ardor seldom equaled. His career is punctuated at every stage with a record of kind deeds, glorious performances, in the interest of the weaker brother. One of his eulogizers refers touchingly to his love for the lower orders of life--the birds, the flowers, the trees, the beauties of nature. These characteristics, Mr. President, denote the large man; the man whose love embraces not only those near to him, but extends throughout the length and breadth of the ocean of humanity, and then takes in as well all animate life, so that his emotions vibrate to the tune of the universe. He is the man, Mr. President, whose life is attuned to the divine and whose thoughts and acts ring with the music of the stars. They tell us that he was an (omnivorous reader; that he was a scholar, a litterateur; that his mind was stored with the good, the sublime things in classical art. This accounts for his splendid genius as a journalist, a debater, and an orator. He never touched a subject that he did not illumine. He never addressed an audience that he did not enlighten. Consider these three qualities that I have referred to so casually to-day--the qualities of the fighter, the lover, and the cultured intellect; all wrought out by his indomitable will and aggression. Could any man be better equipped to achieve lasting results? Could any man leave a better, a more pure, a more exalted record of a life well spent? He died after reaching the maximum of usefulness, the pinnacle of accomplishment, with the love, respect, and emulation of his fellow-men. FUNERAL SERVICES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN... Hide synopsis

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