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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of bodily powers. Why, then,
is my soul more luminous when my bodily powers begin to fail?
Winter is on my head but eternal spring is in my heart. I breathe
at this hour the fragrance of the lilacs, the violets, and roses as
at 20 years. The nearer I approach the end the plainer I hear
around me the immortal symphonies of the worlds which invite me. It
is marvelous yet simple. It is a fairy tale and it is history. For
half a century I have been writing my thoughts in prose and in
verse; history, philosophy, drama, romance, tradition, satire, ode,
and song; I have tried all. But I feel that I have not said the
thousandth part of what is in me. When I go down to the grave I can
say, like many others, "I have finished my day's "work." But I can
not say I have finished my life. My day's work will begin again the
next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley, it is a thoroughfare.
It closes on the twilight, it opens on the dawn. May we not cherish
the hope that Charles J. Hughes, Jr., having fully met and
discharged the duties and obligations of this life, whether as son,
husband, parent, friend, citizen, patriot, or statesman, only
finished his day's work here on Wednesday, January 11, 1911, and
that his day's work began again the next morning in another world,
freed from the limitations and disappointments and sorrows of this
life. Address Of Mr. Smith, Of Iowa Mr. Speaker: It is not for me
to go into the history of Senator Hughes and his public service;
neither shall I enter into any detailed analysis of his talents or
characteristics. These subjects are properly left to the
Representatives of those States, one of which was honored by giving
him birth and the other of which was honored by granting him his
commission to the Senate. I shall...
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