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tion of the Cemetery took place on Saturday, September 24th, 1831. A temporary amphitheatre was fitted up with seats, in one of the deep vallies of the wood, having a platform for the speakers erected at the bottom. An audience of nearly two thousand persons were seated among the trees, adding a scene of picturesque beauty to the impressive solemnity of the occasion. The order of performances was as follows:-- 1. Instrumental Music, by the Boston Band. 2. Introductory Prayer, by Rev. Dr. Ware. 3. Hymn, The Rev. Mr. Pierpont. To thee, O God, in humble trust, Our hearts their cheerful incense burn, For this thy word, “Thou art of dust, And unto dust shalt thou return.” For, what were life, life's work all done, The hopes, joys, loves, that cling to clay, All, all departed, one by one, And yet life's load borne on for aye! Decay! Decay! 'tis stamped on all! All bloom, in flower and flesh, shall fade; Ye whispering trees, when we shall fall, Be our long sleep beneath your sh