, the Republic
, and Pope Pius
IX presented him with a set of all the medals struck during the pontificate.
also offered medals.
presented decorations and orders of knighthood, which last he declined (being an officer of the United States Navy). He had, besides, about twenty diplomas from as many foreign scientific societies, but from the United States
nothing, except his pay as a commander in the navy.
The Czar of Russia
offered him ‘a princely home on the banks of the Neva
, and abundant means to prosecute his scientific researches,’ and the Emperor
made a similar offer, but he declined both; he ‘could not leave his native State.’
We are every day making history.
What will be the fate of that nation that fails to make an honorable history for itself by fitly eulogizing its departed great ones?
less proud to-day of the laurels won and worn by Milton
because he threw himself on the side of the Protector
or does not France
erect monuments equally beautiful to the memory of Coligny
's life work and greatest services were given freely to the United States
several years before the war, and a grateful nation should gracefully acknowledge the services by which she has so largely profited.
As an American shipmaster said in the New York Tribune
in a recent article on the subject: ‘The money saved to the commerce of the United States
by the use of Lieutenant Maury
's charts would erect a monument of precious stones sparkling with diamonds.’