History of the Davis Family: Being an Account of the Descendants of John Davis, a Native of England, who Died in East Hampton, Long Island, in 1705. With Notices of Individuals and Families Connected with Them. Brought Down to 1886-7

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Էջ 10 - Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give...
Էջ 133 - How bright the unchanging morn appears! Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! 5 Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, Light from its load the spirit flies, While heaven and earth combine to say, " How blest the righteous when he dies !
Էջ 100 - Alone unto our Father's will One thought hath reconciled ; That He whose love exceedeth ours Hath taken home his child. Fold her, O Father ! in thine arms, And let her henceforth be A messenger of love between Our human hearts and thee.
Էջ 10 - God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of...
Էջ 96 - That as a testimony of respect for the memory of the deceased, the members and officers of this House will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. Resolved, That the proceedings of this House, in relation to the death of the Hon. JOHN C. CALHOUN, be communicated to the family of the deceased by the Clerk.
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Էջ 100 - Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch Around him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Էջ 10 - In the name of God Amen, I Joseph Collins of the County of Spotsylvania being sick and weak but of sound and perfect mind and memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory Life Do make...
Էջ 100 - ANOTHER hand is beckoning us, Another call is given ; And glows once more with Angel -steps The path which reaches Heaven. Our young and gentle friend, whose smile Made brighter summer hours, Amid the frosts of autumn time Has left us with the flowers. No paling of the cheek of bloom Forewarned us of decay ; No shadow from the Silent Land Fell round our sister's way.
Էջ 27 - They set as sets the morning star, which goes Not down behind the darkened west, nor hides Obscured among the tempests of the sky,^But melts away into the light of heaven !

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