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is, in a great measure, in your hands. Have we deceived ourselves in expecting from you a chivalrous sense of moral honor? A delicate noble sensibility to character, and all the decencies and elegance of character ? a high respect for order and decorum, even in slighter matters ? an ardent love of your studies and corresponding industry ? If we have not; if our expectations are well founded; if you shall bear us out in our hopes respecting you, then shall our efforts be animated, our labors sweetened, our success cheering, and Dickinson College revive from her desolations, a phænix of renewed life, and spreading her lustre over your county, your state, your country, be a source of mild and enduring glory in ages to

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FUNERAL ORATION

ON THE

DEATH OF GENERAL WASHINGTON,

DELIVERED IN THE

BRICK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,

IN THE

CITY OF NEW YORK,

220 FEBRUARY, 1800.

FUNERAL ORATION.

Fellow-CITIZENS,—The offices of this day belong less to eloquence than to grief. We celebrate one of those great events, which, by uniting public calamity with private affliction, create in every bosom a response to the throcs of an empire. God, who doeth wonders, whose ways must be adored but not questioned, in severing from the embraces of America her first-beloved patriot, has imposed on her the duty of blending impassioned feeling with profound and unmurmuring submission. An assembled nation, lamenting a father in their departed chief; absorbing every inferior consideration in the sentiments of their common loss; mingling their recollections and their anticipations; their wishes, their regrets, their sympathies, and their tears; is a spectacle not more tender than awful, and excites emotions too mighty for utter

I should have no right to complain, Americans, if, instead of indulging me with your atten

ance.

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