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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Stanford will rest. It is upon that charity and kindliness that philanthropy, which marked his career and caused him to dedicate ...Read MoreThis 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Stanford will rest. It is upon that charity and kindliness that philanthropy, which marked his career and caused him to dedicate his fortune to the interests of humanity, that his memory will go down to succeeding generations. His name will be remembered, not only upon the shores of the Pacific and in the canyons of the Sierras, but throughout the civilized world, when that of every other man in the Senate will have faded into oblivion. The world never forgets men who have illustrated the true and proper use of wealth, as he has done. Some years ago I listened to an eloquent lecturer who depicted a shipwreck, where the desperate swimmers went down battling with the eager waves that dragged them to death, and on the shore of the ocean stood a multimillionaire with a vast lumber yard, every plank in which was a life-preserver; and yet he gave not one splinter, because he was not paid for it. The most despicable character that can be known or invented is that of a miser who clutches his gold because it is gold and hoards it from intense selfishness. But the man who considers himself a trustee of the bounty that God hath given him, who succors the poor, the needy, the distressed, typifies the omniscient mercy of that great Being who creates and guides all things. Governor Stanford has erected before all the world a magnificent mausoleum in the university founded by his wealth, but a more enduring monument is that of his good deeds and kindly words. If every human being to whom he had done a kindness could place one leaf upon his grave, lie would sleep to-night beneath a mountain of foliage. Address Of Mr. Perkins, Of California. Mr. President: In accordance with a time-honored custom in the Senate, it seems eminently proper that among my first...Read Less
All Editions of Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Leland Stanford, (a Senator from California); Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, September 16, 1893, and February 12, 1894
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