Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Groton, Massachussetts

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Little, Brown,, 1878 - Epitaphs - 271 pages
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Page 158 - The days of our years are threescore years and ten; And if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, Yet is their strength labour and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Page 223 - As you are now, so once was I. As I am now so you must be. Prepare for death and follow me.
Page 152 - WHY do we mourn departing friends, Or shake at death's alarms? 'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends To call them to his arms.
Page 35 - Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord ; for they rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Page 197 - My flesh shall slumber in the ground, Till the last trumpet's joyful sound ; Then burst the chains with sweet surprise, And in my Saviour's image rise.
Page 271 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 204 - The pains of death are past; Labor and sorrow cease ; And, life's long warfare closed at last, His soul is found in peace. Soldier of Christ, well done ! Praise be thy new employ ; And, while eternal ages run, Rest in thy Saviour's joy.
Page 103 - SO fades the lovely, blooming flower, — Frail smiling solace of an hour ! So soon our transient comforts fly, And pleasure only blooms to die.
Page 177 - Dearest sister, thou hast left us : Here thy loss we deeply feel ; But 'tis God that hath bereft us ; He can all our sorrows heal.
Page 18 - God that lifts our comforts high, Or sinks them in the grave ; He gives, and blessed be his name, He takes but what He gave. 4 Peace, all our angry passions then, Let each rebellious...

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