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Nature's priest, how pure and fervent
Was thy worship at her shrine!
Friend of man,--of God the servant,
Advocate of truths divine,--
Taught and charmed as by no other,
We have been, and hoped to be;
But while waiting round thee, Brother,
For thy light-'tis dark with thee!-

Dark with thee!-no; thy Creator,
All whose creatures and whose laws
Thou didst love,--shall give thee greater
Light than earth's, as earth withdraws.
To thy God thy godlike spirit
Back we give, in filial trust:
Thy cold clay-we grieve to bear it
To its chamber-but we must.

In the immediate neighborhood of Spurzheim's tomb may be seen the monuments of “Benjamin Fiske,” and “Gedney King,” both on Central Avenue, but before advancing farther in this direction, the visiter will probably be induced to turn aside a moment to notice, at a little distance from the brink of Garden Pond, a plain modest sarcophagus of freestone, with the name of William Gallagher inscribed on it,--well known for a long period in Boston and its vicinity as the Landlord of the “Howard Street House.” He died in 1834, and this monument was erected over his remains “by a few friends who, although connected with him by no ”

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