The Old Jewish Cemeteries at Charleston, S. C.: A Transcript of the Inscriptions on Their Tombstones. 1762-1903

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Daggett Print. Company, 1903 - Cemeteries - 121 pages
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Page 57 - Heaven ('twas all he wished) a friend. No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike in trembling hope repose,)— The bosom of his Father and his God.
Page 6 - Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy ; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Page 10 - How lov'd, how honour'd once, avails thee not, To whom related, or by whom begot; A heap of dust alone remains of thee, 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be ! Poets themselves must fall, like those they sung, Deaf the prais'd ear, and mute the tuneful tongue.
Page 62 - There is, said Michael, if thou well observe The rule of not too much, by temperance taught In what thou eat'st and drink'st, seeking from thence Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight, Till many years over thy head return : So mayst thou live, till like ripe fruit thou drop Into thy mother's lap, or be with ease Gather'd, not harshly pluck'd, for death mature. This is old age...
Page 5 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain : but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Page 16 - The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Page 62 - Shed not for her the bitter tear, Nor give the heart .to vain regret; Tis but the casket that lies here : The gem that filled it sparkles yet.
Page 71 - As smoke that rises from the kindling fires Is seen this moment, and the next expires ; As empty clouds by rising winds are tost, Their fleeting forms scarce sooner found than lost ; So vanishes our state, so pass our days ; So life but opens now, and now decays; The cradle and the tomb, alas ! so nigh, To live, is scarce distinguish'd from to die.
Page 5 - He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him : he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
Page 56 - Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

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