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SERMON I. The Church, the Teacher of Christ's Little Children, . . 178

SERMON II. The Ends and Objects of Burlington College,

. 199

The First FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Sons of Washington,

215
THE SECOND FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. America and Great Britain,

224

THE THIRD FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. The Men to make a State ; their

Making, and their Marks,

235

The Fourth FOURTH or JULY ADDRESS. The Liberty which dwells with Duty,

the Atmosphere for Christian Freemen, .

244

The Fifth FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Patriotism, a Christian Duty, 254

THE Sixth FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Influence, without Intervention, the

Duty of our Nation to the World,

261

THE SEVENTH FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. The Young American; his Dangers,

bis Duties, and his Destinies, .

. 273

The Eighth FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. E Pluribus Unum, .

288
THE Nintu FOURTH OF JULY ADDRESS. Organizations dangerous to Free In-
stitutions,

299

THE CINCINNATI ORATION. Civil Government, a Sacred Trust from God, 310

THE NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ADDRESS. The Goodly Heritage of

Jerseymen,

341

THE MOUNT VERNON ORATION. One World, One Washington,

LECTURE BEFORE THE BURLINGTON Lyceum. The Word of God to be studied

with His Works,

393

LECTURE BEFORE THE MECHANICS' ASSOCIATION. The Diffusion of Useful

Knowledge,

407

ADDRESS ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT HARRISON. The Nation's Grief, . 423

A SERMON ON THE DEATH OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR. A Great Man fallen in Israel, 447

A SERMON ON THE DEATH OF DANIEL WEBSTER. Daniel Webster's real Glory, 460

SERMON I. Ancient Charity,

. 472

SERMON II. The Church, the Fulness of Christ,

. 489

SERMON III. The Glorious Things of the City of God, .

. 512

SERMON IV. The Bag, with Holes,

549

SERMON V. The Love of the Perishable, made perfect in the Love of the Im-

mortal, ·

559

SERMON VI. The Sacred Sympathy of Sorrow,

. 578
* St. Michael and All Angels, A. D. 1850.

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A CHRISTIAN COLLEGE; A BULWARK OF THE CHURCH ; A STRONG

HOLD FOR THE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES OF MAN.

If they

To-day, our newly-founded College takes the waterlevel. For four years, it has been, slowly, rising, toward the surface. You can see it, now, and feel it, and stand on it; and be certain, that it has foundations. be not laid upon the Rock of Ages; if Jesus Christ be not its chief corner-stone; if it be not a bulwark of the Church; if it be not a stronghold, for the rights, and liberties of men; then, no matter what it may have cost; no matter whose blood may have been mingled with the mortar: may it perish, and the very place of it be lost !

I. This is a religious College. It owes its being to the clear, and strong, conviction, that Education is a divine thing. It is from God. It is of God. It is for God. Whence can the authority, to educate a human soul proceed, if not from God? How can the means, to educate a human soul, be obtained, if not of God? What can be the motive, to educate a human soul, if not for God? Is not the soul of man the in-breathing of the Godhead? Can less than God discern it? Can less than God control it? Can less than God provide for it? As the water is, forever, struggling, towards its source, must not the healthful tendency of the human soul be, ever, upward, toward its God ? Must not the play of all its pulses be in sympathy with Him. And, can it rest, until it mingles with its source ?

II. This is a Christian College. It has to deal with an immortal nature, fallen. It contemplates its redemption, first. Then, its renewal, in the Divine Image. Then, its re-union with God. Its stand-point is the Cross. The channel of its influences is the Church. Its agent is the Holy Spirit. Its rule is God's most holy Word. Its fountains, for the spiritual life, are the holy Sacraments. Its atmosphere is holy prayer.

III. This College aims to be a Bulwark of the Church. It knows no other way to Jesus Christ. It knows that there is no salvation, but in Him. It proposes no controversy. It engages in no rivalry. It is a CHURCH COLLEGE. It teaches the faith of the Church. It submits to the ministry of the Church. It is ordered by the discipline of the Church. It rejoices in the worship of the Church. It asks no questions, of the children, that are brought to it. It, simply, takes them; and

teaches them, as it has, itself, been taught, the truth, as it is in Jesus : and, devoutly, seeks to fit them for the Church, in heaven, by the divine nurture, and holy admonition, of the Church, on earth.

IV. This College is to be a Stronghold, for the Rights, and Liberties, of Man. It is a nursery, for young

Americans. It stands upon the Magna Charta of the Consti. tution. It, annually, commemorates, as its two secular festivals, the birthday of the National Independence, and the birth-day of the Father of his country. In the true spirit of the one, and the beautiful example of the other, it finds, at once, the principles and pattern of the true freeman. The rights of man, which it maintains, are those which appertain to him, as the redeemed of God. The liberty, which it inculcates, is the liberty, which dwells with duty.

For the attainment of the ends proposed, in the foundation of this College, its reliance, under God, is upon thorough scholarship, strict discipline, and daily devotion.

i. In Scholarship, its claims are brood and high. It sweeps the circle of sound learning. It admits of no alternatives, and of no option. It sets a standard up, and holds to it. It does not venture to array itself against the experience of generations and of centuries. It holds to thorough training, in the ancient languages, in the exact sciences, in the several departments of physical research, and in the realm of intellectual investigation. At the same time, it meets the case of men, as they now are, by opening the doors of all the living languages,

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