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it will ever be regarded as an evidence of the kindly feeling of the Queen of the United Kingdom towards a citizen of the United States." In 1868 he supplemented his generous gift by a further donation of £100,000 for the same benevolent purpose. But even this unexampled generosity did not satisfy the liberal ideas of George Peabody; for after his death it was found that he had directed his executors to pay over to the trustees of the Peabody Donation Fund a further sum of £150,000, thus making a grand total of half a million sterling as the gift of this noble and single-minded man for the amelioration of the condition of the London poor.
12. One honour, and one honour only, England conferred upon this great benefactor-that of a statue, placed near the Royal Exchange, London, which was publicly inaugurated, July, 1869, by the Prince of Wales, in the presence of the lord mayor, aldermen, and citizens of London, the governors of the Bank of England, the American minister, and a host of distinguished personages. The freedom of the city of London was conferred on Mr. Peabody about the same time.
13. This distinguished philanthropist breathed his last on the evening of November 4, 1869, honoured and esteemed by multitudes besides those who enjoyed the privilege of his personal acquaintance. On the 12th of the same month, the remains of Mr. Peabody were temporarily interred in Westminster Abbey, previous to their being removed to America, where, during his lifetime, he had caused or ordered a handsome mausoleum to be constructed in his native state, looking forward to the day when his bones should rest among his own people. His remains were afterwards conveyed to America on board H.M. turret-ship Monarch, and were finally interred at Danvers-since called Peabody-February 8, 1870.
14. In addition to the immense wealth distributed by this benevolent millionaire during his lifetime, he left upwards of five million dollars for the benefit of his relatives.
15. Mr. Gladstone, a few days after the death of Mr. Peabody, made touching allusion to the event, and thus indicated the great lesson of his life: “He was a man who taught us in this commercial age, which has witnessed the construction of so many colossal fortunes, at once the noblest and most needful of all lessons; he has shown us how a man can be master of his wealth instead of being its slave."
philanthropist, one who shows
his love for his fellow-men by
active benevolence. virtual, real. financial, connected with money
affairs. draft, a form of demand for
miniature, small portrait. heirloom, personal property
handed down to descendants. supplemented, increased. amelioration, bettering. mausoleum, a large tomb. millionaire,
very wealthy colossal, huge, extremely large. Massachusetts, states forming Columbia,
money. deposit, money or valuables paid
into a bank. presage, foretell. consigner, one who had sent
goods. juror, one who has to decide
which is the best. $ (dollar), an American coin worth
about 4s. 2d. centenary, the 100th anniversary. autograph, written by one's self.
part of the U. Maryland,
S.of America. Potomac, a river of N. America
which flows past Washington,
the capital. Vermont, Baltimore,
in the United Philadelphia,
Where was George Peabody born? Where was he first apprenticed? What steps did Peabody take when war with England was threatened? With whom did he enter into partnership? In what capacity did Peabody come to England? What important service did he render to America shortly after coming to this country? How did he act in connection with the Great Exhibition of 1851? In what method did Peabody remember the centenary of
his native place? By what deed will he be chiefly remembered? What acknowledgment did he receive? What was the total amount he gave to the city of London: Describe the circumstances of his burial.
1. Rocks of my country! let the cloud
Your crested heights array;
Above the surge and spray!
2. My spirit greets you as ye stand,
Breasting the billow's foam;
The severed land of home!
3. I have left sunny skies behind,
Lighting up classic shrines,
And sunshine on the vines.
4. The breathings of the myrtle flowers
Have floated o'er my way;
Hath soothed me with his lay.
5. The isles of Greece, the hills of Spain,
The purple heavens of Rome-
I bless thee, land of home! 6. For thine the Sabbath peace, my land;
And thine the guarded hearth;
That make thee holy earth.
7. Their voices meet me in thy breeze;
Their steps are on thy plains;
Are whispered round thy fanes.
s. Their blood hath mingled with the tide
Of thine exulting sea;-
To live and die for thee! -Mi's. Hemans.
surge and spray, the swell and
froth of the ocean wave. severed, separated. vesper, evening.
classic, renowned in ancient
writings. majestic, noble. fanes, churches.
1. Although now consisting of little else than barren rocks, mountains covered with snow and ice, and valleys covered with glaciers, although its coasts are now lined with floods of ice, and chequered with icebergs of immense size, Greenland was once easily accessible; its soil was fruitful, and well repaid the cultivation of the earth. It was discovered by the Scandinavians towards the close of the tenth century, and a settlement was effected on the eastern coast, in the year 982, by a company of adventurers from Iceland, under command of Eric the Red. Emigrants flocked thither from Iceland and Norway, and the results of European enterprise and civilization appeared on different parts of the coast. A colony was established in Greenland, and it bid fair to go on and prosper.
2. Voyages of exploration were projected in Greenland, and carried into effect by the hardy mariners of those days. Papers have been published by the Danish Anti