religious feeling, this sacrifice he also calmly laid on the altar of humanity.
During nine years that I lived in his household, my respect and affection for him continually increased.
Never have I seen a man who so completely fulfilled the Scripture injunction, to forgive an erring brother ‘not only seven times, but seventy times seven.’
I have witnessed relapse after relapse into vice, under circumstances which seemed like the most heartless ingratitude to him; but he joyfully hailed the first symptom of repentance, and was always ready to grant a new probation.
Farewell, thou brave and kind old Friend!
The prayers of ransomed ones ascended to Heaven for thee, and a glorious company have welcomed thee to the Eternal City.
On a plain block of granite at Greenwood Cemetery, is inscribed:
Isaac T. Hopper
born, December 3D, 1771,
ended his pilgrimage, may 7TH, 1852.
Thou henceforth shalt have a good man's calm,
A great man's happiness; thy zeal shall find
Repose at length, firm Friend of human kind.