Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions: Chiefly in Scotland

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D. Macvean, 1834 - 369 pages

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Page 334 - 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, even 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 133 - Secretary thereof, on the day of the month of , in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and [LS] CD, Batonnier.
Page 280 - I'd weep the world to such a strain That it should deluge once again. But since thy loud-tongued blood demands supplies More from Briareus' hands, than Argus' eyes, I'll sing thy obsequies with trumpet sounds, And write thy epitaph with blood and wounds.
Page 358 - When possessed of TEN THOUSAND a Year, And having daily deserved the GIBBET for what he did, Was at last condemned to it for what he could not do. Oh Indignant Reader! Think not his Life useless to Mankind! PROVIDENCE connived at his execrable Designs, To give to After-ages A conspicuous PROOF and EXAMPLE, Of how small Estimation is EXORBITANT WEALTH in the Sight of GOD, By his bestowing it on the most UNWORTHY of ALL MORTALS.
Page 311 - And the green turf lie lightly on thy breast : There shall the morn her earliest tears bestow, There the first roses of the year shall blow ; While angels with their silver wings o'ershade The ground, now sacred by thy reliques made.
Page 333 - After the re-interment, the original gravestone was placed in the vault, but is now deposited in front of the sculpture where it can be seen by visitors. It bears this inscription:— IN MEMORY OF ROBERT BURNS, WHO DIED, THE 21ST JULY, 1796, IN THE 37TH YEAR OF HIS AGE ; AND MAXWELL BURNS, WHO DIED, THE 25TH APRIL, 1799, AGED 2 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS. FRANCIS WALLACE BURNS, WHO DIED THE 9TH JULY, 1803, AGED 14 YEARS.—HlS SONS.
Page 18 - Ultima semper Expectanda dies homini: dicique beatus Ante obitum nemo supremaque funera debet.
Page 306 - Who are these which are arrayed in white robes ? And whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said unto me, These are they who came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Page 358 - HERE continueth to rot The Body of FRANCIS CHARTRES, Who, with an INFLEXIBLE CONSTANCY, and INIMITABLE UNIFORMITY of Life PERSISTED, In spite of AGE and INFIRMITIES, In the Practice of EVERY HUMAN VICE, Excepting PRODIGALITY and HYPOCBISY: His insatiable AVARICE exempted him from the first, His matchless IMPUDENCE from the second.
Page 347 - ... he had so often contributed ; by his country, from which he had repeatedly received marks of the highest consideration, and by his Sovereign, who graced his surviving family with those marks of honour which could not follow, to this place, him whom they were designed to commemorate. Reader, call not his fate untimely, who, thus honoured and lamented, closed a life of fame by a death of glory t" Few of Cameron's old comrades now survive.

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