A tract upon tomb-stones; or, suggestions for the consideration of persons intending to set up that kind of monument, by a member of the Lichfield Society for the encouragement of ecclesiastical architecture [signing himself F.E.P.].

Front Cover
John Thomas Walters, 1843 - Sepulchral monuments - 25 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 13 - Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tear, That mourns thy exit from a world like this ; Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here, And stayed thy progress to the seats of bliss • No more confined to grov'ling scenes of night, No more a tenant pent in mortal clay, Now should we rather hail thy glorious flight, And trace thy journey to the realms of day.
Page 10 - God the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son : have mercy upon us miserable sinners.
Page 9 - ... that it may please thee, of thy gracious goodness, shortly to accomplish the number of thine elect, and to hasten thy kingdom ; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in thy eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Page 9 - Thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving ; most humbly beseeching Thee to grant, that by the merits and death of Thy SON JESUS CHRIST, and through faith in His blood, we and all Thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of His passion.
Page 22 - Churchyard tude ; which while it reminds us that we are sinners, reminds us of the means of pardon ; which, while it shows us the penalty of sin, and thereby humbles us to the dust, at the same time cheers with the thought of Him who paid the penalty; Who rose triumphant from the grave, Who is the Resurrection and the Life, Who will change our vile bodies, and raise them from the dust, Who hath hallowed the grave and gate of death into the passage of immortality ; and Who having Himself overcome...
Page 22 - Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Page 11 - O SAVIOUR of the world, who by thy cross and precious blood hast redeemed us, save us, and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord.
Page 10 - The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
Page 1 - A TRACT UPON TOMBSTONES ; or, Suggestions for the consideration of Persons intending to set up that kind of Monument to the Memory of Deceased Friends. Demy 8vo., with numerous Illustrations. Second Edition, price Is., or Is. 2d. by post.
Page 18 - I've lost the comfort of my life, Death came and took away my wife. And now I don't know what to do, Lest death should come and take me too.

Bibliographic information