A Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions, with Occasional Notes, Band 2

S. Marks, Printer, 1814

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Seite 245 - Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord ; yea saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Seite 35 - Just before his speech failed, he was asked, whether he could say, whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none on earth I desire besides thee ; Yes, he ansewered very feelingly with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my mind.
Seite 235 - And the terrors of royal vengeance, " Presided in the illustrious band of Heroes and Patriots, " Who fairly and openly adjudged " Charles Stuart, " Tyrant of England, " To a public and exemplary death ; " Thereby presenting to the amazed world, " And transmitting down through applauding ages ' ' The most Glorious example " Of unshaken virtue, " Love of Freedom ' ' And impartial Justice " Ever exhibited on the blood-stained theatre " Of human actions. " Oh Reader " Pass not on, till thou hast blessed...
Seite 84 - Of comfort no man speak: Let's talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs; Make dust our paper, and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth; Let's choose executors and talk of wills : And yet not so — for what can we bequeath Save our deposed bodies to the ground? Our lands, our lives, and all are Bolingbroke's, And nothing can we call our own but death, And that small model...
Seite 260 - Prayer ardent opens heaven, lets down a stream Of glory on the consecrated hour Of man, in audience with the Deity.
Seite 222 - The blood of these Martyrs in the Cause of God and their Country was the Cement of the Union of these States, then Colonies, and gave the Spring to the Spirit, Firmness, and Resolution of their Fellow-citizens.
Seite 232 - ... in vain we toiled, in vain we fought, we bled in vain, if you, our offspring, want valor to repel the assaults of her invaders ! Stain not the glory of your worthy ancestors ; but, like them, resolve never to part with your birthright.
Seite 136 - Write, blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Seite 88 - In Italy, in Bohemia, in Germany, An indefatigable General : He so discharged his important trusts, That he seemed always equal to still greater. At length grown bright with perils, Sent to secure the Province of Canada With a handful of men, He more than once repulsed the enemy's forces, And made himself master of their Forts Replete with troops and ammunition. Inured to cold, hunger...
Seite 264 - Such is the soul that leaves this mortal land, Fearless, when the great Master gives command. Death is the storm ; she smiles to hear it roar, And bids the tempest waft her from the shore ; Then with a skilful helm she sweeps the seas, And manages the raging storm with ease.

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