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or postponed; for triumph they must.
The old and ill-compacted party organizations are broken, and from their ruins is now formed a new party, The Party of Freedom. There are good men who longed for this, and have died without the sight.
John Quincy Adams longed for it. William Ellery Channing longed for it. Their spirits hover over us, and urge us to persevere.
Let us be true to the moral grandeur of our cause.
Have faith in Truth and in God, who giveth the victory.
Oh, a fair cause stt all?
And what is our one idea?
It is the idea which combined our fathers on the heights of Bunker Hill.
It is the idea which carried Washington through a seven years war; which inspired Lafayette; which touched with coals of fire the lips of Adams, Otis, and Patrick Henry.
Ours is an idea which is, at least, noble and elevating; it is an idea which draws in its train virtue, goodness, and all the charities of life—all that makes earth a home of improvement and happiness.
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at Auburn, and pressed so earnestly that he could not refuse, he was introduced to the audience by Mr. Seward, in these words:
Fellow-citizens: A dozen years ago I was honored by being chosen to bring my neighbors residing here to the acquaintance of a statesman of Massachusetts, who was then directing the last energies of an illustrious life to the removal of the crime of human slavery from the soil of our beloved country—a statesman whose course I had chosen for my own guidance—John Quincy Adams, the old man eloquent.
He has ascended to heaven; you and I yet remain in the field of toil and duty; and now, by a rare felicity, I have your instructions to present to you another statesman of Massachusetts, he on whose shoulders the mantle of the departed one has fallen, and who, more than any other of the many great and virtuous citizens of his native Commonwealth, illustrates the spirit of the teacher, whom, like us, he venerated and loved so much, a companion and friend of my ow