The London Burial Grounds: Notes on Their History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

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Macmillan, 1896 - Всего страниц: 339
 

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Стр. 73 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Стр. 266 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
Стр. 260 - Were a star quenched on high, For ages would its light, Still travelling downward from the sky, Shine on our mortal sight. So when a great man dies, For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men.
Стр. 250 - With thy rude ploughshare, Death, turn up the sod, And spread the furrow for the seed we sow ; This is the field and Acre of our God, This is the place, where human harvests grow ! TO THE RIVER CHARLES.
Стр. 336 - Majesty, chapter one hundred and thirty-four, " to amend the laws con" cerning the burial of the dead in England, beyond the limits of
Стр. 210 - ... so that many die together. I think verily that many a man taketh his death in Paul's church-yard...
Стр. 206 - To sever the good fellowship of dust, And spoil the meeting: what shall point out them, When they shall bow, and kneel, and fall down flat To kiss those heaps which now they have in trust?
Стр. 241 - With houses looking on, on every side, save where a reeking little tunnel of a court gives access to the iron gate - with every villainy of life in action close on death, and every poisonous element of death in action close on life - here they lower our dear brother down a foot or two, here sow him in corruption, to be raised in corruption...
Стр. 133 - ... pulled down in the year 1549. The bones of the dead, couched up in a charnel under the chapel, were conveyed from thence into Finsbury field, by report of him who paid for the carriage, amounting to more than one thousand cart-loads, and there laid on a moorish ground, in short space after raised, by soilage of the city upon them, to bear three windmills.
Стр. 108 - Pendrell, thro" the universe! Like when the Eastern Star from Heaven gave light To three lost kings : so he, in such dark night, To Britain's monarch...

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