A Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions, with Occasional Notes, Volume 5

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S. Marks, Printer, 1814 - Epitaphs

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Page 115 - Man that is born of a woman, Is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one.
Page 205 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot ; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 115 - LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is ; that I may know how frail I am.
Page 264 - ... innumerable host of happy beings, surrounding the inexpressible glory, in acts of adoration and joyous worship ; but I did not see any bodily shape or representation in the glorious appearance. I heard things unutterable. I heard their songs and hallelujahs of thanksgiving and praise, with unspeakable rapture. I felt joy unutterable and full of glory. I then applied to my conductor, and requested leave to join the happy throng ; on which he tapped me on the shoulder and said, ' You must return...
Page 179 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 78 - History and Tradition are explored in vain For a Parallel to his Character. In the Annals of modern Greatness, He stands alone, And the noblest Names of Antiquity Lose their Lustre in his Presence. Born the Benefactor of Mankind, He united all the Qualities necessary To an Illustrious Career. Nature made him Great, He made himself Virtuous. Called by his Country to the Defence of her Liberties, He triumphantly vindicated the Rights of Humanity, And on the Pillars of National Independence Laid the...
Page 78 - Admiration ; And the Name of WASHINGTON, Adding new Lustre to Humanity, Resounded to the remotest Regions of the Earth. Magnanimous in Youth, Glorious through Life...
Page 264 - I was conversing with my brother," said he, " on the state of my soul, and the fears I had entertained for my future welfare, I found myself, in an instant, in another state of existence, under the direction of a superior being, who ordered me to follow him. I was accordingly wafted along, I know not how, till I beheld at a distance an ineffable glory, the impression of which on my mind it is impossible to communicate to mortal man. I immediately reflected on my happy change, and thought, — -Well,...
Page 36 - That no free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people, but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
Page 201 - British father, we were told not to be in a hurry, that he had not yet determined to fight the Americans. Listen! When war was declared, our father stood up and gave us the tomahawk, and told us that he was then ready to strike the Americans ; that he wanted our assistance and that he would certainly get us our lands back, which the Americans had taken from us.

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