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 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 - 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 21 - Principally, and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of...
Page 21 - Christ, to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life ; and my body I commit to the earth, to be decently buried at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of GOD.
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 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.
Page 27 - This clause from his will is given : " I give my negroes among all my children, to be settled among them as they shall agree, as soon as may be after my decease." " My dear children live in love and peace and ye God of love and peace will be with you.

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