LIFE OF DR. W. H. HOPSON.
Doctor, and together we proceded to Harrodsburg to lay the
matter before prominent officials there. It was favorably con-
sidered, and the question brought before the public and Board of
" It may not be improper or intrusive here to give my im-
pressions of the intellectual qualities of one whom I intimately
knew and esteemed. By nature he was remarkably endowed.
His brain, while not massive, was finely organized, and supported
by one of the most perfect physiques I have ever known. While
his mind was comprehensive, it was also readily incisive. It was
notably well balanced and symmetric, and not an organ seemed
defective or ever at fault in its working. Whatever came within
his observation he learned almost by intuition, and retained and
used with rare skill. He was an orator by nature, not so much
in the ostentation of rhetoric and the art of Elocution; but in the
natural simplicity and grandeur of logic and illustration, and in
the pathos and sentiment of glowing words that touched the
reason and the heart at the same time.
" Dear brother, his was a companionship to give life here
something of a foretaste of heaven, and hereafter to make heaven
" May we meet again where the weary are at rest, if no more
on earth. In Christ and hope, yours,
"Z. F. SMITH."