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His remains rest in the vault of his family, in his native place.

On the same Avenue a handsome white marble monument, of somewhat peculiar style, is marked with the well-known name of “John Hooker Ashmun,” a man of whom much might be said, but the ample inscription (ascribed to the pen of the late lamented Charles Chauncey Emerson) will doubtless be deemed a sufficient notice:--

Here lies the body of John Hooker Ashmun, Royal Professor of Law in Harvard University, who was born July 3, 1800, and died April 1, 1833., In him the science of Law appeared native and intuitive; he went behind precedents to principles: and books were his helpers, never his masters. There was the beauty of accuracy in his understanding, and the beauty of uprightness in his character. Through the slow progress of the disease which consumed his life, he kept unimpaired his kindness of temper, and superiority of intellect. He did more sick, than others in health. He was fit to teach at an age when common men are beginning to learn, and his few years bore the fruit of long life. A lover of truth, an obeyer of duty, a sincere friend and a wise instructer.

His pupils raise this stone to his memory.

On Hazel Path also will be seen the most sumptuous and costly erection in the Cemetery, the monument of “Samuel Appleton,” constructed, in fine Italian marble, after the beautiful model of the tomb of Scipio Africanus, disinterred some years since at Rome. On Ivy path, most of those who see the name of “Francis Stanton,” on a plinth, supporting the faustum of a

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