History of the Everhart and Shower Families, from 1744 to 1883 Embracing Six Generations: Also a Sketch of Manchester, Md

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Everhart, 1883 - Manchester (Md.) - 142 pages
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Page 38 - Signed, sealed, published, declared, and delivered by the said Samuel Johnson, as, and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and at his request, and also in the presence of each other, have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses. " JOHN COPLEY. "WILLIAM GIBSON.
Page 29 - First, and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried...
Page 16 - Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence...
Page 23 - Testament revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
Page 77 - Of harps and voices' blended notes Beyond the river. There are our loved ones in their rest : They've crossed Time's river. Now no more They heed the bubbles on its breast, Nor feel the storms that sweep its shore. But there pure love can live, can last : They look for us their home to share. When we in turn away have passed, What joyful greetings wait us there, Beyond the river.
Page 128 - The morn hath not the glory that it wore, Nor doth the day so beautifully die, Since I can call thee to my side no more, To gaze upon the sky. " For thy dear hand, with each return of Spring, I sought in sunny nooks the flowers she gave ; I seek them still, and sorrowfully bring The choicest to thy grave.
Page 57 - While leaping pulses madly fly; But in the still, unbroken air, Her gentle tones come stealing by, And years, and sin, and manhood, flee, And leave me at my mother's knee.
Page 72 - SLEEP on, my babe ! thy little bed Is cold, indeed, and narrow ; Yet calmly there shall rest thy head, And neither mortal pain nor dread Shall e'er thy feelings harrow ! Thou may'st no more return to me ; But there's a time, my dearest, When I shall lay me down by thee, And when of all, my babe shall be, That sleep around, the nearest...
Page 58 - I've poured out low and fervent prayer That our eternity might be To rise in Heaven, like stars at night, And tread a living path of light.
Page 26 - And woman's tears fell fast, and children wailed aloud. Then rose another hoary man and said, In faltering accents, to that weeping train, " Why mourn ye that our aged friend is dead ? Ye are not sad to see the gathered grain, Nor when their mellow fruit the orchards cast, Nor...

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