Last words of remarkable persons, compiled by J.M.H.

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Partridge, 1876 - 132 pages
 

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Page 89 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 60 - The dew doth every morning fall ; And shall the dew outstrip thy Dove ? The dew, for which grass cannot call, Drop from above. Death is still working like a mole, And digs my grave at each remove : Let grace work too, and on my soul Drop from above. Sin is still hammering my heart Unto a hardness, void of love : Let suppling grace, to cross his art, Drop from above O come ! for thou dost know the way.
Page 29 - His praise, ye Winds, that from four quarters blow, Breathe soft or loud ; and, wave your tops, ye Pines, With every plant, in sign of worship wave.
Page 12 - How were we struck ! Yet, soon after, still more. With what an eye of distraction, what a face of despair, he cried out : " My principles have poisoned my friend ; my extravagance has beggared my boy ; my unkindness has murdered my wife ! And is there another hell ? Oh ! Thou blasphemed, yet most indulgent, Lord God ! hell itself is a refuge, if it hides me from thy frown.
Page 63 - near the village of Dauphigny ; this would suit me nicely ; you know it well, for I have often said that I should like to be buried there ; and let me beg of you, as you value your old friend, not to suffer any pomp to be used at my funeral ; nor any monument, nor monumental inscription whatsoever, to mark where I am laid : but lay me quietly in the earth, place a sun-dial over my grave, and let me be forgotten.
Page 18 - A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, On thy kind arms I fall ; Be thou my strength and righteousness, My Jesus, and my all.
Page 65 - Israel, Fear not : for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name ; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee ; . and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee : when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned ; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour...
Page 59 - I might not die eternally! and my hope is that I shall shortly leave this valley of tears, and be free from all fevers and pain; and, which will be a more happy condition, I shall be free from sin, and all the temptations and anxieties that attend it; and this being past, I shall dwell in the New Jerusalem; dwell there with men made perfect; dwell where these eyes shall see my Master and Saviour Jesus; and with Him see my dear mother and all my relations and friends.
Page 29 - I may have but a minute to speak to you. My dear, be a good man - be virtuous - be religious - be a good man. Nothing else will give you any comfort when you come to lie here.
Page 28 - I die before my time, and my body will be given back to the earth to become food for worms. Such is the fate which so soon awaits him who has been called the ' great Napoleon!' What an abyss between my deep misery and the eternal kingdom of Christ, which is proclaimed, loved, and adored, and which is extending over the whole earth...

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