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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A Memorial. (search)
inister of the Gospel was preached in Walker's church, near this place, then an old weather-beaten building, with a central aisle dividing the sexes, as was the custom at that time. On his return from Lynchburg, whither he had gone on horseback to receive his license from presbytery to preach, he stopped on a Saturday afternoon at the house of a friend to spend the night and ensuing Sabbath. The next day he accompanied the family to church. A revival was in progress, conducted by Rev. William Taylor, of Buckingham, a very popular minister of the Baptist denomination. The church was crowded with people, who had come to hear their favorite minister, and sectarian feeling in that day was very strong. Under these circumstances Dr. Hoge was invited into the pulpit, and accepted an invitation to preach. As he went into the pulpit, an old lady was overheard to remark, It is just like Brother Taylor to invite that stripling to preach at such a time as this. The sun of Dr. Hoge's
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Joseph Wheeler. (search)
tion of their fathers. It might be expected that we would find that sentiment in Virginia, the birthplace of patriots, the home of heroes, the grave of liberty's martyrs! It is a privilege to stand upon her historic soil. How overwhelmingly rush upon us thoughts of her past! Here Washington first saw the light, and Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, as they grew to manhood's prime, learned to be great, and here is enshrined their hallowed dust. Virginia gave to the world Gaines, Harrison, Taylor, Scott, Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart and the long roll of the chivalric Lees, above all, the one colossal Lee, whose fame challenges the ages from the topmost heights of glorious renown; the gallant, superb, chivalrous Robert Edward Lee, a general whose victories have no parallel in history, a man whose unblemished character stands before the world as a model of the purest virtue and highest type of manhood. Blessed be this beautiful historic city, so closely identified with his chiv