lived out all the life that was given him; filling it up to such an age with the beauty of goodness, and consecrating to the divinest purposes that wonderful energy of intellect and character.
In a society full of selfishness and pretension, it is a great thing to have practical proof that a life and character like his are possible.’
Edmund L. Benzon
, of Boston
, writing to the same, says; ‘You will imagine, better than I can write, with what deep sympathy I learned the death of your good father, whom I have always esteemed one of the best of men. I cannot say I am sorry for his death.
My only regret is that more of us cannot live and die as he has done.
I feel with regard to all good men departed, whom I have personally known, that there is now another witness in the spirit, before whose searching eyes my inmost soul lies open.
I shall never forget him; not even if such a green old age as his should be my own portion.
If in the future life I can only be as near him as I was on this earth, I shall deem myself blest.’
From the numerous notices in papers of all parties and sects, I will merely quote the following: The New-York Observer thus announces his death:
The venerable Isaac T. Hopper, whose placid benevolent face has so long irradiated almost every public meeting for doing good, and whose name, influence, and labors have been devoted with an apostolic simplicity