Anniversary Address Delivered Before the Georgia Historical Society, in Hodgson Hall, on the 14th of February, 1881

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第 34 頁 - Give a man this taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of making him a happy man ; unless, indeed, you put into his hands a most perverse selection of books.
第 17 頁 - A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.
第 1 頁 - And, when the stream Which overflowed the soul was passed away, A consciousness remained that it had left, Deposited upon the silent shore Of memory, images and precious thoughts, That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed.
第 15 頁 - The second volume, like unto the first in historical value and genuine interest, was given to the public two years afterward ; and in 1848 appeared part first of the third volume of the Georgia Historical Collections. As early as March, 1841, the society invited Dr. William Bacon Stevens to undertake, under its auspices, the preparation of a new and complete history of Georgia. Liberal aid was extended to him in the prosecution of this most important labor, which resulted in the publication of two...
第 24 頁 - ... he should seek an education in that city and from that institution, for both were allied to him by ties of no ordinary significance. His maternal grandfather, Justice Thomas Smith, had been for many years a prominent lawyer and a distinguished judge in Philadelphia, and his maternal great uncle, the Reverend William Smith, DD, was the first provost of the institution now known as the University of Pennsylvania. He was a noted teacher, an accomplished writer, and an eloquent divine. A native of...
第 12 頁 - December, 1839,3 the society was chartered; and its avowed object, as revealed in the preamble4 of the act incorporating it, was the collection, preservation, and diffusion of information relating to the history of Georgia in all its various departments. To that end its officers and members, with a zeal worthy of all commendation, by correspondence, circular, contribution, purchase, and petition, concentrated as rapidly as they could in the library of the institution all printed and manuscript matter...
第 10 頁 - Suitable encouragement however, not having been encountered, the contemplated publication was never made. Mr. Langworthy died at Elkton, in Maryland, early in the present century, and all efforts to recover both his manuscript and the supporting documents which he had amassed have thus far proved utterly abortive. From the press of Seymour and Williams of Savannah was issued, in 1811, the first volume of Major Hugh McCall's "History of Georgia;" and this was followed, in 1816, by the second volume,...
第 26 頁 - In this youthful country so careless of and indifferent to the memories of former days, so ignorant of the value of monuments and the impressive lessons of antiquity, where no law of primogeniture encourages in the son the conservation of the abode and the heirlooms of his...
第 15 頁 - For nearly eight years after its organization the association possessed no building of its own, but through the courtesy of the Savannah Library Society was permitted to occupy its rooms as a place of convocation. In 1847 there occurred a practical consolidation of these institutions, and two years subsequently the Georgia Historical Society found a convenient abiding place in the edifice which had been erected for its accommodation on Bryan Street, opposite the Bank of the State of Georgia. The...
第 13 頁 - It was a valuable and interesting publication ; and " it is not an exaggeration to affirm," continues the same author,6 "that this first contribution of our cherished society will compare favorably with the transactions of any kindred society within the wide borders of this land." The second volume, like unto the first in historical value and genuine interest, was given to the public two years afterward ; and in 1848 appeared part first of the third volume of the Georgia Historical Collections. As...

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