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When from time to time they came to him unsolicited, he took up the burden of attendant responsibility with an easy confidence in himself quite remote from any feeling of overweening vanity. He rose to the demand of each occasion as it came, with serene assurance of a success which never failed.
His work as a lawyer, teacher, publicist, littérateur has passed into history, the common legacy of the race. The memory of his rare personality, his delightful, genial companionship, his loyal friendship, abides and will remain the cherished inheritance of those who best knew Edward J. Phelps, and could call him by the sacred name of friend.
JOHN W. STEWART.