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  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Inauguration of the New Hall of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: March 18, 1884 (Classic Reprint) 

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    Veröffentlichung:  Juli 2015  
    Genre:  Lexika / Nachschlagewerke 
    ISBN:  9781331701682 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 2 mm 
    Gewicht:  56 gr 
    Seiten:  30 
    Zus. Info:  23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Inauguration of the New Hall of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: March 18, 1884

    I will not do more than call your attention to this deficit. A great historian of antiquity teaches us that he who begins an historic task should at the outset avoid complaints con cerning past evils, and should dwell only on the good things which fortune has granted, for it would'be ill-omened to do otherwise. Such a beginning, he seems to think, is the pro per time to recall past blessings and benefactions only. I, therefore, pass from our deficit to more appropriate topics.4 Inauguration of the New Hall of the Historical Society.

    N early sixty years since, this Society was planted like an infant colony in a new continent. At first it grew feebly, precariously, at times threatened with extinction. Years elapsed before a slow steady growth was secured. Then followed a healthy and more rapid growth. Here, on this occasion of assured success and established prosperity, there are present with us a very few survivors of the active few in the restricted numbers of our ancient membership. They have watched the society through the vicissitudes of a life time. When it was helpless, they supported it by every service and every sacrifice. When threatened with extine tion, they alone saved it. Through long years, they sum mered it and wintered it. The delicate plant has now become the strong healthy tree, under whose shade we are gathered together. It is to-night, therefore, the first of our duties to remember, with heartfelt gratitude, benefactors, whose care, wisdom, and devotion have guided an association depending upon a small number of supporters to the independent con dition of a representative public institution.

    Few, very few, of that devoted band are with us to-night to survey with mingled feelings this scene amid the gratitude of their fellow-members. But I cannot trust myself to dwell upon this subject, lest I be guilty of indiscretion; for one of these survivors is that venerable member whose paternal care of this Society, during long years, commands the filial obedience of us all. That obedience compels me to refrain from an expression of gratitude, which his delicacy of feeling has ever shrunk from receiving. I must therefore say no more.

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