History of the Davis Family: Being an Account of the Descendants of John Davis, a Native of England, who Died in East Hampton, Long Island, in 1705. With Notices of Individuals and Families Connected with Them. Brought Down to 1886-7

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T. A. Wright, 1888 - 197 pages
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Page 6 - God therefore, calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament ; that is to say, principally and first of all, I...
Page 6 - Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give...
Page 133 - How bright the unchanging morn appears! Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! 5 Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, Light from its load the spirit flies, While heaven and earth combine to say, " How blest the righteous when he dies !
Page 100 - Alone unto our Father's will One thought hath reconciled ; That He whose love exceedeth ours Hath taken home his child. Fold her, O Father ! in thine arms, And let her henceforth be A messenger of love between Our human hearts and thee.
Page 100 - The blessing of her quiet life Fell on us like the dew, And good thoughts, where her footsteps pressed Like fairy blossoms grew. Sweet promptings unto kindest deeds Were in her very look ; We read her face, as one who reads A true and holy book : The measure of a blessed hymn, To which our hearts could move ; The breathing of an inward psalm ; A canticle of love.
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Page 13 - Testament revoking and making void all other will or wills and holding this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, this 7th, day of March 1789.
Page 6 - I now live upon as far as the right hand Branch and up the Branch to the Creek above the Road thence up the said Branch Sick is as far as the Road, also one horse and one saddle to each of them.
Page 27 - Prepared to walk with her through death's dark vale. And now her eyes grew bright, and brighter still, Too bright for ours to look upon, suffused With many tears, and closed without a cloud. They set as sets the morning star, which goes Not down behind the darkened west, nor hides Obscured among the tempests of the sky, But melts away into the light of heaven.
Page 6 - ... make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it to me.

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