Biographical Sketches of Eminent Christians

Biographical Sketches of Eminent Christians

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...summoned to dinner. Then they gathered about the door and watched the closing scene with solemn reverence. Now--thanks to a merciful God!--his pains had left him; not a momentary spasm disturbed his placid face, nor did the contraction of a muscle denote the least degree of suffering; the agony of death was past, and his wearied spirit was turning to its rest in the bosom of the Saviour. From time to time he pressed the hand in which his own was resting, his clasp losing force at each successive pressure; while his shortened breath--though there was no struggle, no gasping, as if it came and went with difficulty--gradually grew softer and fainter until it died upon the air, and he was gone. Mr. Ranney closed the eyes and composed the passive limbs, the ship's officers stole softly from the door, and the neglected meal was left upon the board untasted. AprU 12th, 1850. "They lowered him to his ocean-grave, and there they left him in his unquiet sepulchre; but it matters little, for we know that while the unconscious clay is 'drifting on the shifting currents of the restless main, ' nothing can disturb the hallowed rest of the immortal spirit. Neither COULD HE HAVE A MOBE FITTIN0 MONUMENT THAN THE BLUE WAVES WHICH VISIT ETEBT COAST; FOB HIS WABM SYMPATHIES WENT FOBTH TO THE ENDS OF THE EABTH, AND INCLUDED THI WHOLE FAMILY OF MAN." SIR W. EDWARD PARRY. SIE W. EDWAED PAEEY. "He had the firmness of the manliest mind, And all the tenderness of womankind." "william Edwabd Paeey, the son of a celebrated physician of Bath, was born on the 19th of December, 1790, and received the first rudiments of education at the grammar school of his native city. He is pictured to us as a handsome boy, with a profusion of golden curls, his...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637410
  • 9781236637413