Soldan High School - Scrip Yearbook (St Louis, MO)

 - Class of 1916

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Soldan High School - Scrip Yearbook (St Louis, MO) online yearbook collection, 1916 Edition, Page 12
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44-f ha 'L c r ..., - Henry Ward Beecher was during the War of 1812. Darkness had settled like a t gg pall over our peaceful land. But a little ray of sunshine town of Litchfield. This was not the only ray that had come to the home of Dr. Lyman Beecher, for seven such beams had preceded it: but this last was destined to bring undying fame to this humble home, the birthplace of Henry Ward Beecher. Under motherly care and watchfulness, this son grew and became a man. Nature, too, favored him by holding him to the soil, until his strength and ambition united and broke the bonds that held him. Henry Ward Beecher was a man of great resources and magnetic personality. His one recreation lay in his search for a task so much larger than the last that there was no comparison between the two. Think a moment of a man with a broad smiling face, so full of kind- ness and strength, that he drew you to him when you first looked upon him, for you knew that his heart was warm with love for you. They say he never could reflect, but just felt, and felt with you, and put his feelings into burning words and deeds of kindness. It is one of nature's wonders that such a being should come to a realization of his power and a deep sense of responsibility toward the uplift of his fellowmen. In view of these peculiar powers, it was most fitting that Mr. Beech- er should become a preacher. He Worked at his chosen calling with the same zeal which revealed to him his surpassing ability. Men came from everywhere far and near to hear this powerful orator, who, they said, could warm the heart of a stone. He gave to many a discouraged mor- tal a helping hand and cheered him on in the Fight that seemed a losing one, His voice, his power, were lifted against humanity's foes. His pul- pit rang with not only denunciation of the iniquitous slave traffic but with pathetic appeals for the support of his people in putting down this cruel monster. When the international crisis came in 1863 and England seemed about to recognize the Confederacy, Beecher braved the jeers of the mobs in England, and fearlessly raised his voice against the whole institution of human slavery. No voice, except perhaps that of Wendell Phillips, was lifted with such powerful effect both in America and abroad against this deep- rooted curse. Beecher's life was full of gotd deeds. His kindly but powerful words touched the needy on the streets, in the lowest hovels, and in the mansions and business offices of the wealthiest. He lived for humanity and humanity worshiped at his feet. To the discouraged and broken- I ix4 T 5 came to a humble fireside back in the quaint Connecticut A m y ll0

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