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Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Ambrose E. Burnside, (a Senator from Rhode Island); Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, Forty-Seventh Congress, First Session, January 23, 1882

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...life in living hearts? To the State of his adoption, where his active life was spent, I bring to-day a sorrowful greeting from the State of his nativity. Indiana mourns a son whose high career she followed with affection. Address of Mr. Ransom, of North Carolina. Mr. President: Whatever of pleasure there can be in rendering homage to the illustrious dead I feel when I unite in these honors to the memory of General Burnside. His-great nature has left an impression with me which I regret I have no words to express. In many respects his was an extraordinary character. In the memorable " Oration on the Manilian Law," the immortal Roman assigns to Pompey the " first place " among his countrymen for his gentleness to conquered Asia: Sed ne vestigium quidem cuiquam pacato nocuisse dicatur. And the same orator, in the leautiful "Appeal for Marcellus," adjudges Caesar "very like a God," because of his magnanimity to his prostrate personal and political enemies. The conqueror of the world was greatest when he had conquered his own passions, Hodiemo vero die te ipsum vicisti. At the end of nineteen hundred years we realize in an American citizen the combination of the supreme excellences which the illustrious orator claimed for his two most distinguished countrymen. On the shield of Burnside are united the moderation of Pompey and the magnanimity of Caesar. On the death of Pompey as on the fall of Caesar Rome was divided in her emotions. One party was convulsed with deep grief and the opposing faction was elated with maddening joy. On the death of Burnside all hearts are touched with grief. The union of sorrow is as broad as the union of the country--deep, sincere, and just. The chord that binds patriots, friends, society, homes together has received a... Hide synopsis

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