A collection of American epitaphs and inscriptions, with occasional notes

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S. Marks, Printer, 1814 - Epitaphs
 

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Page 181 - For I say unto you that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Page 46 - God wills us free ; — man wills us slaves. I will as God wills ; God's will be done. Here lies the body of JOHN JACK A native of Africa who died March, 1773, aged about sixty years.
Page 268 - Wherefore 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 all the counsel of God.
Page 179 - This life's a dream, an empty show ; But the bright world, to which I go, Hath joys substantial and sincere : When shall I wake and find me there ! 3 O glorious hour!
Page 253 - For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake ; 30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
Page 19 - Here also lie the remains of a woman, who exhibited to the world a bright constellation of the female virtues. On that memorable day, never to be forgotten, when a British foe invaded this fair village, and fired even the temple of the Deity, this peaceful daughter of Heaven retired to her hallowed apartment, imploring Heaven for the pardon of her enemies. In that sacred moment she was, by the bloody hand of a British ruffian, dispatched, like her .divine Redeemer, through a path of blood, to her...
Page 142 - He was nineteen years an Assistant, and twenty-three years a Judge of the Superior Court, in high reputation. He was a delegate in the first Congress, signed the glorious act of Independence, and many years displayed superior talents and ability in the national legislature. He was a member of the general convention, approved the federal constitution, and served his country with fidelity and honor in the House of Representatives, and in the Senate of the United States.
Page 31 - Erected this Monument . . In Testimony of Their Respect for The Patriot of Incorruptible Integrity The Soldier of Approved Valour The Statesman of Consummate Wisdom Whose Talents and Virtues Will be Admired by Grateful Posterity Long After This Marble Shall Have Mouldered Into Dust.
Page 108 - Anthony Wayne, and as an affectionate tribute of respect to his memory, this Stone was erected by his companions in arms the Pennsylvania State Society of the Cincinnati, July 4th 1809. Thirty-fourth anniversary of the independence of the United States of America, an event which constitutes the most appropriate eulogium of an American soldier and patriot.
Page 198 - Possessed of fine genius, of great vivacity, and of eminent and active piety, his merits as a minister, and as a man, stand above the reach of flattery. Having long edified the church by his talents and example, and finished his course with joy, he fell asleep full of faith, and waiting for the hope of all saints.

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