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Viii. At half-past 2, the procession moved to King's Chapel. On entering, preceding the Mayor were four men who bore a massive cross nine feet in height, composed of calla lilies, camellias, lilies of the valley, violets and other exotics. At the base, in a bed of white violets, were the words: A tribute from his native city and home. Impressive ceremonies were held. After the response from the choir, at the close of the special invocation— Almighty and ever-living God, we fly to Thee as our eternal refuge; we rest ourselves upon Thee, the Rock of ages, etc.—they sang Montgomery's hymn, Servant of God, well done. The benediction followed, and the services closed with the playing of the funeral march of Mendelssohn as the assemblage moved slowly from the church. Of the grand procession to Mount Auburn, the Daily Globe said: The absence of any great military or civic display would have impressed an intelligent foreigner as a strange thing in a funeral ceremony of a gre