A Quote by Daniel Webster on country, day, dedication, dependence, feeling, glory, god, gratitude, heaven, liberty, play, and wishes

We wish that this column, rising towards heaven among the pointed spires of so many temples dedicated to God, may contribute also to produce in all minds a pious feeling of dependence and gratitude. We wish, finally, that the last object to the sight of him who leaves his native shore, and the first to gladden his who revisits it, may be something which shall remind him of the liberty and the glory of his country. Let it rise! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play on its summit!

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: At Corner-Stone laying of the Bunker Hill Monument, 1825. Webster's Works. Boston.

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