Last Hours of Christian Men, Or, an Account of the Deaths of Some Eminent Members of the Church of England; From the Period of the Reformation to the Beginning of the Present Century

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General Books, May 14, 2012 - 110 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881* Excerpt: ... exemplary prelate, by a ten days' fever, and at the age of fifty-six, how inscrutable, at first sight, do the ways of our Heavenly Father appear! On further reflection, however, we are enabled, in this as in many other instances, to "assert Eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to man." If the dead have died "in the Lord," their eternal 1 Bonney's Life of Jeremy Taylor; Chalmers's Biog. Diet. Having carefully examined Bishop Heber's biography of Jeremy Taylor, D.D., as prefixed to a collection of all his works, I am not able to gather from it any further particulars respecting the last hours of this man of God. In a foot-note, inserted in the last edition of that work, by the Rev. C. P. Eden, I find the following notice: --"In 1827, a tablet was erected by public subscription in the Cathedral Church of Lisburn, and the late Bishop Mant wrote the Epitaph, which, after describing the great talents and learning of Bishop Taylor, gives a practical reflection so useful to every one that I think it my duty to transcribe it. "' In his manners a pattern of his own rules of Holy Living and Dying, And a follower of the great Exemplar of Sanctity, As pourtrayed by him in the Person of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.' "Reader! though it fall not to thy lot to attain the intellectual excellence of this master in Israel, thou mayest rival him in that which was the highest scope even of his ambition, --an honest conscience and a Christian Life." state is equally secure, equally "Blessed," be the removal in a cloud or in a chariot of fire. "The servant is not greater than his Lord2;" and the subject of our memoir had thus already sung of his Master, Mount Olivet, and the Cloud: He is risen higher, no...

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