Mysteries Of Life, Death, And Futurity; Illustrated From The Best And Latest Authorities

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byJohn Timbs

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Excerpt: ... who died in 1589, in the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned for high treason, we And an impressive narrative, in the Life of him, edited from the original MSS. by the late Duke of Norfolk, and published in 1857. The Earl's piety was remarkable. He constantly ro3e in the morning at five o'clock, and "as soon as he was risen out of bed, he fell down upon his bare knees, and breath'd forth in secret his first Devotions to Almighty God, his eyes and hands lifted up to heaven. With his kneeling in that manner then and at other times, his knees were grown very hard and black." .... "In those times which were allotted to walking or other recreation, his discourse and conversation either with his Keeper, or the Lieutenant, or his own servants, was either tending to Piety, or some profitable discourse, as of the lives and examples of holy men, of the sufferances and constancy of the martyrs of ancient times, from which he would usually deduce some good document or other: as of the facility of a virtuous life, after a man had once overcome his sensuality; of the happiness of those that suffered anything for our Saviour's sake, with such like; to which purpose he had writ with his own hand upon the wall of his chamber this Latin sentence: Quanto plus afflictionis pro Christo in hoc smculo, tanto plus gloria cum Christo infuturo. The more affliction we endure for Christ in this world, the more glory we shall obtain with Christ in the next." The Earl's last moments are thus pathetically described: The last night of his life he spent for the most part in prayer, sometimes saying his Beads, sometimes such Psalms and Prayers as he knew by heart. And oftentimes used these holy Aspirations: 0 Lord into thy hands I commend my spirit. Lord thou ar*t my hope; and life. Very frequently, moreover, i...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Excerpt: ... who died in 1589, in the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned for high treason, we And an impressive narrative, in the Life of him, edited from the or...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217240666

ISBN - 13:9780217240666

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