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ized community, and which probably inju.ed rather than helped the
cause he had at heart.
When in jail, upon being asked if he would like to be rescued, Brown
said that his relations with his jailer were such that he should hold it a
breach of trust to be rescued. There is an example even higher than
that of Socrates, an example which history will not fail to hold up, that
of a man of whom his slayers said, "He saved others, himself he can not
Here is touched the secret of Brown's characterg absolute reliance
on the Divine, entire disregard of the present, in view of the promised
"For best befriended of the God
He who in evil times,
Warned by an inward voice,
Heeds not the darkness and the dread,
Abiding by his rule and choice:
Feeling only the fiery thread
Leading over heroic ground,
Walled with mortal terror round,
To the aim which him allures,
And the sweet heaven his deed secures."
Augustus Saint Gaudens
HE greatest men of all times have been the most perfect
fi representatives of their age. They have most truly ex-
pressed the ideals of the day in their work, and by this very
fact made immortal things that otherwise would have been
of only temporary interest.
Such a man was the American sculptor Augustus St.
Gaudens. He has taken, in some instances, the most commonplace
themes as in his "Grief", a memorial to a woman "who lived and died"-
made for a broken-hearted husband. But by his superb imagination and
execution he has produced a masterpiece which will never fail to grip
the soul of whosoever shall see it.
It is not, however, due to imagination alone that St. Gaudens be-
came the most noted of American artists and the founder of the Amer-
ican school of sculpture. Nor was it due to his never-ceasing toil, pow--
erful mind, nor clever fingers. Not to any of these things, nor to all of
them, does he owe his fame. He became a Master because these op-
portunities found him a man different from all about him and ever ready.
tool in hand, to sieze on an inspiration.
St. Gaudens was a hard worker, never giving himself a moment's
rest, even though, during the last ten years of his life he suffered con-