Epitaphs & Inscriptions from Burial Grounds & Old Buildings in the North-east of Scotland: With Historical, Biographical, Genealogical, and Antiquarian Notes, Also, an Appendix of Illustrative Papers, Volume 1

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Edmonston and Douglas, 1875 - Epitaphs - 427 pages

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Page 156 - DEAR as thou wert, and justly dear, We will not weep for thee : One thought shall check the starting tear It is, that thou art free.
Page 343 - He knew not that the trumpet he had blown, Out of the darkness of that dismal land, Had reached, and roused an army of its own, To strike the chains from the Slave's fettered hand. Now, we believe, he knows, sees all is well: How God had stayed his will, and shaped his way, To bring the light to those that darkling dwell, With gains that life's devotion well repay.
Page 212 - He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time: For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.
Page 242 - The Soul, of origin divine, GOD'S glorious image, freed from clay, In heaven's eternal sphere shall shine A star of day. "The SUN is but a spark of fire, A transient meteor in the sky ; The SOUL, immortal as its Sire, SHALL NEVER DIE.
Page 251 - These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
Page 345 - Ye living men, come view the ground, "Where you must shortly lie. 2 Princes, this clay must be your bed, In spite of all your towers! The tall, the wise, the reverend head Must lie as low as ours.
Page 105 - LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Page 17 - Yet these new rising from the tomb, With lustre brighter far shall shine; Revive with ever-during bloom, Safe from diseases and decline.
Page 319 - Death is the crown of life ! Were death denied, poor man would live in vain: Were death denied, to live would not be life: Were death denied, e'en fools would wish to die. Death wounds to cure; we fall, we rise, we reign! Spring from our fetters, fasten in the skies, Where blooming Eden withers in our sight. Death gives us more than was in Eden lost: This king of terrors is the prince of peace.
Page 149 - Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

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