An Entire New and Improved Edition of Moral and Interesting Epitaphs: And Remarkable Monumental Inscriptions; with Miscellaneous Poems, &c. &c

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Página 3 - When I look upon the tombs of the great, every emotion of envy dies in me ; when I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tomb-stone, my heart melts with compassion ; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow...
Página 32 - Thou art gone to the grave — we no longer behold thee, Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side ; But the wide arms of mercy are spread to enfold thee, And sinners may hope, since the sinless has died.
Página 22 - And now in England, just as gay As in the battle brave, Goes to the rout, review or play With one foot in the grave.
Página 33 - Regiment of Foot, in different parts of Europe ; and in the year 1745 fought under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, at the battle of Fontenoy, where she received a bayonetwound in her arm.
Página 10 - Here lie the bodies of Thomas Bond and Mary his wife. She was temperate, chaste, and charitable. But She was proud, peevish, and passionate. She was an affectionate wife and a tender mother, But Her husband and child, whom she loved, seldom saw her countenance without a disgusting frown ; Whilst she received visitors whom she despised with an endearing smile. Her behaviour was discreet towards strangers, But Imprudent in her family.
Página 10 - Were difference of opinion, and discovering flaws and imperfections. She was an admirable economist, and, without prodigality, Dispensed plenty to every person in her family; BUT Would sacrifice their eyes to a farthing candle. She sometimes made her husband happy with her good qualities; BUT Much more frequently miserable With her many failings; Insomuch, that in thirty years...
Página 22 - Twin born with other five, Unheeded by their brother toes, Who all are now alive. A leg and foot — to speak more plain — Rest here of one commanding, Who though his wits he might retain, Lost half his understanding...
Página 11 - Nov. 28, 1768, in the 54th year of his age. William Bond, brother to the deceased, erected this stone, as a weekly monitor to the surviving wives of this parish, .'.. that they may avoid the infamy of having their memories handed down to posterity with a patch-work character.
Página 11 - ... in her family; But, would sacrifice their eyes to a farthing candle. She sometimes made her husband happy with her good qualities; But, much more frequently miserable with her many failings; Insomuch, that in thirty years...
Página 29 - Eight mighty kings of Scotland and a queen. Four times five years the Commonwealth I saw ; Ten times the subjects rose against the law.

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