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Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia
Limited preview - 1997
Stories of the Old Dominion: From the Settlement to the End of the Revolution
John Esten Cooke
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Page 105 - And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
Page 106 - Patriots have toil'd, and in their country's cause Bled nobly ; and their deeds, as they deserve, Receive proud recompense. We give in charge Their names to the sweet lyre. The historic muse, Proud of the treasure, marches with it down To latest times ; and Sculpture, in her turn, Gives bond in stone and ever-during brass To guard them, and to immortalize her trust : But fairer wreaths are due, though never paid, To those who, posted at the shrine of Truth, Have fallen in her defence.
Page 54 - Finally brethren, farewell : be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace ; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Page 95 - And sadly sighs the wandering wind, Where oft in years gone by Prayer rose from many hearts to Him, The Highest of the High. The...
Page 77 - The Niobe of nations ! there she stands, Childless and crownless, in her voiceless woe ; An empty urn within her withered hands, Whose holy dust was scattered long ago ; The Scipios...
Page 53 - I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you the whole counsel of God.
Page 73 - My duty towards God, is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, and with all my strength; to worship him, to give him thanks, to put my whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy name and his Word, and to serve him truly all the days of my life.
Page 109 - THE mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly branch shone on the old oak wall ; And the baron's retainers were blithe and gay, And keeping their Christmas holiday. The baron beheld with a father's pride His beautiful child, young Lovell's bride; While she with her bright eyes seemed to be The star of the goodly company. "I'm weary of dancing now," she cried; "Here tarry a moment, — I'll hide, I'll hide!
Page 105 - O'er life, — too sweet an image for such glass! A lovely being, scarcely formed or moulded ; A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded.
Page 13 - Inch & % plank the Pews to be fram'd the fronts rais'd pannil & % round with a decent pulpit and type a decent rail and Ballistor round the altar place and a table suitable thereto as usual, the roof to be first cover'd with plank and shingled on that with good Cypress Hart Shingles Cornice Eves large board eves and Suitable doors as usual the whole to be done strong and workmanlike in the best plain manner to be finished by the last of July 1737. Stone Steps to each door Suitable. Colo Thomas Ravenscroft...