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[p. 27] and Christianity. Could there be any other effect than that the hearers should carry away pleasing remembrances of the speaker and the cause?

To those who were brought into closer contact in the discussion, whether public or private, that was sure to follow his address, he showed himself a man of tact, energy, enthusiasm, and of unwavering faith that what had succeeded elsewhere would succeed here. And so he went, hither and yon, making friends for himself and friends for the cause, and the result was shown when the matter came before the Legislature; and Carter, then a member, found his years of pleading strengthened with the support of legislators who were responsive to the wishes of their constituents, Brooks' friends.

Mann took up the work where Brooks laid it down, and to him fell the application of the remedy Brooks had shown, and with this application went also the antagonism, yes, the contumely of those to whom the advance in education brought discomfort. Mann's work is recorded in detail in many places. Let there be also recorded the work of the man who brought the support of the public; the high-minded, the self-sacrificing man of charming personality—Charles Brooks.

The following poem appeared in ‘Weatherwise's Almanack for 1799,’ printed in Medford by Nathaniel Coverly:—

The Withered Rose.

Sweet object of the zephr's kiss,
     Come Rose, come courted to my bower:
Queen of the banks! the garden's bliss,
     Come and abash yon tawdry flower.
Why call us to revokeless doom?
     With grief the opening buds reply;
Not suffered to extend our bloom,
     Scarce born, alas! before we die!
Man having passed appointed years,
     Ours are but days—the scene must close
And when fate's messenger appears,
     What is he but a Withered Rose?


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