The Apocrypha, in the 44th of Ecclesiasticus and Wisdom IV,1 has given us eloquent stanzas in which to express the memorial spirit of this occasion:
Let us now praise famous men By whom the Lord hath wrought great glory
Leaders of the people by their counsels
Men richly furnished with ability Living peaceably in their habitations: All these were honored in their generations, And were the glory of their times. Yea, they were men of mercy, Whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten. Their bodies are buried in peace, But their name liveth forever more. For the memorial of virtue is immortal
When it is present, men take example of it And when it is gone, they desire it: And throughout all time it marcheth crowned in triumph Victorious in the strife for the prizes that are undefiled.
With what better words can one revive the memory of a
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