A Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions, with Occasional Notes, Volume 4

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S. Marks, Printer, 1814 - Epitaphs
 

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Page 220 - Jesus can make a dying bed Feel soft as downy pillows are, While on his breast I lean my head, And breathe my life out sweetly there.
Page 163 - Britain, who, in the face of continual opposition, from all sorts of men, long and boldly contended for the ancient faith ; that the bare work of Jesus Christ, without a deed, or thought, on the part of man, is sufficient to present the chief of sinners, spotless before God...
Page 119 - Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too. Affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Page 233 - Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear Invade thy bounds: no mortal woes Can reach the peaceful sleeper here, While angels watch the soft repose.
Page 127 - In Witness Whereof I have hereunto signed my name and affixed my seal this day of , 19.
Page 164 - If charity, through all the race he ran Still wishing well, and doing good to man ; If learning, free from pedantry and pride, — If faith and virtue, walking side by side ; If well to mark his being's aim and end, — To shine...
Page 125 - Ingenious without pride, learned without pedantry, good without severity, he was duly qualified to discharge the duties of the Christian and the Bishop. In the pulpit he enforced religion; in his conduct he exemplified it. The poor he assisted with his charity ; the ignorant he blessed with his instruction. The friend of men, he ever designed their good ; the enemy of vice, he ever opposed it. Christian, dost thou aspire to happiness ? Seabury has shown the way that leads to it.
Page 223 - They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Page 163 - Here lies, until the resurrection, the body of ROBERT SANDEMAN, a native of Perth, North Britain, Who in the face of continual opposition from all sorts of men long...
Page 74 - For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.

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