A genealogical memoir of the family of John Lawrence, of Watertown, 1636: with brief notices of others of the name in England and America (Google eBook)

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Press of Coolidge & Wiley, 1847 - Reference - 64 pages
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Page 50 - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Page 21 - God: therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament...
Page 34 - O Death ! the poor man's dearest friend, The kindest and the best ! Welcome the hour my aged limbs Are laid with thee at rest ! The great, the wealthy, fear thy blow, From pomp and pleasure torn ; But, Oh ! a blest relief to those That weary-laden mourn ! A PRAYER, IN THE PROSPECT OF DEATH.
Page 21 - Principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of...
Page 21 - Hoping through the merits Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to Inherit Everlasting Life.
Page 16 - my faults are no disgrace to a university, for I was Of none ; I have but little but what I had out of books, and inconsiderable help of country tutors. Weakness and pain helped me to study how to die ; that set me on studying how to live ; and that on studying the doctrine from which I must fetch my motives and comforts ; beginning with necessities, I proceeded by degrees, and am now going to see that for which I have lived and studied.
Page 33 - In memory of the Rev. William Lawrence, AM, Pastor of the church of Christ in Lincoln, who died April 11, 1780, in the 57th year of his age, and 32d of his ministry. He was a gentleman of good abilities, both natural and acquired, a judicious divine, a faithful minister, and firm supporter of the order of the churches. In his last sickness, which was long and distressing, he exhibited a temper characteristic of the minister and Christian. 'Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown...
Page 21 - First I will that all those debts and duties as I do owe in right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordained to be paid in convenient time after my decease by my Executors her- fter named.
Page 16 - As to myself, my faults are no disgrace to any university, for I was of none; I have little but what I had out of books, and inconsiderable helps of country tutors. Weakness and pain helped me to study how to die; that set me on studying how to live; and that on studying the doctrine from which I must fetch my motives and comforts: beginning with necessities, I proceeded by...
Page 11 - The said Amy Lawrence, in memory of her loving consort and children, hath caused this stone to be laid here.

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