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Brave Men and Women

Brave Men and Women

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O no! There is expectation Which the grave can not control; There is
boundless infinite promise For the living and deathless soul.

And the darling who left us early May yonder grow a man; In deeds of the
great hereafter He may take his place in the van.

O, if thine is the bitterest mourning, Mourning for an only son, Believe that
in God, the Giver, Our darling his course begun;

Believe that in God, the Taker, His course forever will be; For this is the
blessed comfort, The comfort for thee and me.

Yea, this is the blessed comfort In sorrow like that of yore, When the
beautiful "flowers of the martyrs" Went to bloom on another shore.

* * * * *

LII.

LA FAYETTE.

(BORN 1757--DIED 1834.)

THE FRIEND AND DEFENDER OF LIBERTY ON TWO
CONTINENTS.

In the year 1730 there appeared in Paris a little volume entitled
"Philosophic Letters," which proved to be one of the most influential books
produced in modern times.

It was written by Voltaire, who was then thirty-six years of age, and
contained the results of his observations upon the English nation, in which
he had resided for two years. Paris was then as far from London, for all
practical purposes, as New York now is from Calcutta, so that when
Voltaire told his countrymen of the freedom that prevailed in England, of
the tolerance given to religious sects, of the honors paid to untitled merit, of

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