riate in the diinless glare of unclouded splendor. His deeds
shall be the subject of praise, and his heroism shall be the
theme of the v> e^t; the electric spark shall dart from shore
+o shore, and whisper his massive thoughts and thundering
words, whim kings shall tremble and empires quake. Tin;
futur-- brsoo-kn si.all dip iris pen in the azure heavens when
he sin-.,, sit donm. to record bis history, and dream for words
to '--..^m his exploits;. As Bishop "Ward most; eloquently re¬
marked: "With a brow bathed in the golden glories of the.
sun o.'r progress the winds shall sweep, and the forked light¬
nings leap from mountain cave to valley low, and thunder
d.r\ims mingle their terrific sounds to teach him the ire of
clod's wrath; and he shall be humble when he hears God's,
thunder-horn summoning his armies to battle. The sun-lit
'and star-paved sky, and the green clad earth shall be his
Alma Mater; and iiis library shall be the sweeping river, the
opening rose bud, the babbling brooklet, the brilliant apple
bloom, the thunder-riven oak, the russet peach, the flaming
stars, the sparkling limpid spring, the whispering zephyrs,
the warblings of heaven's feathered harpers, the frost bloom
of winter, the June bud of summer, and the hoary rocks.—
From these he shall draw inspiration and learn to honor Him
who rewards His followers with a sun bright day, a cloudless
no<m. and ever-opening morn. And may heaven grant us a
part in the mighty host when the race of life is run."
But I have said enough for one lecture ; but before con-
eluding allow me to say, gentlemen, that these thoughts may
be regarded rather fanciful if not visionary, but do not be
deceived, these results will surely be realized, "for God is
aide (;ut of these; atones to raise up children unto Abraham.
I>t c.i, songsters of the skies sing,
And Cic lieuveu!)' arches ring.
Young men arm yourselves with unconquerable weapons
equip yourselves with invulnerable shields—education, re¬
finement, and manly bearing—be
•■>'--'i. yes hliSi "iinSel ma,
V. iih ;)!-v.-.-;-.j H'. :.-, i- above, dull brut;" imbued,
In >op;--e br.ii:? or 'ien,
Ai- b'-;;. t. -v-Leel euM rocks and bramble rude."