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In Memory of the Rev. Father Damien.

The noble-hearted priest, who voluntarily devoted sixteen years of his life to the poor sufferers of the leper island; dying at last among them, a victim to the dreadful disease. A true martyr, whose memory the world reveres.

Oh, pure, sweet U(c, crowned hy a god like death. —Lewis Morris.

0, patient soul! Self-doomed to share the misery of another, Leading the way to that mysterious goal With the infinite tenderness of a mother ! How beautiful didst thou prove Thy god-like love! Through years of pain— Long years that rolled away so lone and dreary, True to thy task thou never didst complain; Nor felt the holy work was growing weary. Who knows how their bosoms bled When thou wert dead! ***** Me thinks I hear Sad strains of music from the cloister stealing; Methinks each eye is glistening with a tear, Where holy oms with heavy hearts are kneeling, Mourning in a low. sweet plaint, A dear, dead saint, Umbers. May 16,1880.

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In Memory of the Rev. Father Damien., Issue 7910, 18 May 1889, Supplement

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In Memory of the Rev. Father Damien. Issue 7910, 18 May 1889, Supplement

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