In sympathy with the heart and hope of the nation, Massachusetts will abide by her faith. Undisturbed by the impatient, undismayed by delay, “with malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right,” she will persevere. Impartial, democratic, constitutional liberty is invincible; the rights of human nature are sacred, maintained by confessors and heroes and martyrs, reposing on the sure foundation of the commandments of God.Through plots and counterplots;Gentlemen, for all the favors, unmerited and unmeasured, which I have enjoyed from the people of Massachusetts; from the
Through gain and loss; through glory and disgrace;
Along the plains where passionate discord rears
Eternal Babel,—still the holy stream
Of human happiness glides on!
There is One above
Sways the harmonious mystery of the world.
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