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tion by a eulogy conceived in the most magnanimous temper and closing with a plea for a fuller understanding and a closer union. How quickly the prayer was being answered appeared in 1876. The hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence was celebrated by the International Industrial Exhibition at Philadelphia. The honor of writing the official cantata for this national occasion was conferred upon the Southern poet, Sidney Lanier. The cantata, composed for Dudley Buck's music, was sung in the open air, by a chorus of many hundred voices, and with the accompaniment of a majestic orchestra. Daniel Coit Gilman thus describes the occasion: The devotional exercises awakened no sentiment of reverence. At length came the cantata. From the overture to the closing cadence it held the attention of the vast throng of listeners, and when it was concluded loud applause rang through the air. A noble conception had been nobly rendered. The same glorification of A