The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 60
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60 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
the fun was going on. The sport over, he saluted the boys, and
bowed himself from the campus, his face wreathed in smiles when
he was unquestionably suffering the greatest pain.
Anecdotes and incidents without end could be given illustrating
his coolness, courage, and good nature; but the limits of this arti-
cle forbid their recital. I have to add only the following edito-
rial from the Galveston News of May 15th, the morning his death
'THE MAN AND HIS MONUMENT.
"Rev. Rufus C. Burleson, who died yesterday at Waco, has stood
for many years with the leading divines and educators of the coun-
try. He came to Texas in 1848, and has since that time been an
active and telling force in the intellectual and moral progress of
the State. Dr. Burleson's work as a missionary in pioneer times
led to the establishment of Baylor University, and under his presi-
dency the institution flourished and prospered. There are in all
portions of Texas men and women who will remember with a tear
the earnest and zealous old man whom they learned to love during
their college days. Others will recall the venerable man of the
pulpit to whose sermons they have listened, the genial old preacher
who delighted to recall the adventures and triumphs of early days
in Texas. Evidences of the zeal and energy of the deceased are to
be found in many places, and thousands of living witnesses stand
ready to honor the dead. It is set down that Baylor University
is 'a monument to his genius and industry.'"
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