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Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg (Classic Reprint)
Margaret Anthony Cabell
No preview available - 2015
abode affectionate Amherst Amherst county amongst Ann Hindershot appearance beautiful Bedford county beloved blessed Bransford brother burg Cabell called Captain Captain Spain Charles Lynch cheerful Christian Christopher Anthony Church of Lynchburg Daniel daugh daughter death died disposition dwelling early elegant emigrated eminent F. G. Smith father feel friends gentleman George Cabell gifted Gilmer happy Harrison heart Holcombe husband inhabitants Jane Lynch John Hampden John Lynch Judge lady Langhorne late lived lovely marriage married Mary memory Methodist Church mind Miss mother mournful native Nelson county Norvell occupied old Masonic Hall oldest Owens passed possessed preaching profession Quaker remarkable residence in Lynchburg Richmond Samuel scene sister Society soon survive sweet talents tender Thurmon tion town of Lynchburg united in marriage venerable Virginia Warwick whilst Wiatt William Lewis William Lewis Cabell Winston woman worthy young youth
Page 311 - How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest ! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! ODE TO MERCY.
Page 7 - Their name, their years, spelt by the unlettered muse, The place of fame and elegy supply ; And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die. For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Page 152 - Gainst graver hours that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign And unknown regions dare descry: Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful joy.
Page 357 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Page 145 - While partial Fame doth with her blasts adorn Such deeds alone, as pride and pomp disguise ; Deeds of ill sort, and mischievous...
Page 251 - When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, it gave witness to me: Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Page 216 - There is no death ! What seems so is transition : This life of mortal breath Is but a suburb of the life elysian, Whose portal we call Death.
Page 190 - Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, And speaketh the truth in his heart.
Page 135 - Jesus can make a dying bed Feel soft as downy pillows are, While on his breast I lean my head, And breathe my life out sweetly there.
Page 77 - TREAD softly ! bow the head — In reverent silence bow! No passing bell doth toll; Yet an immortal soul Is passing now. Stranger, however great, With lowly reverence bow ! There's one in that poor shed — One by that paltry bed — Greater than thou. Beneath that beggar's roof, Lo ! Death doth keep his state ! Enter ! — no crowds attend — Enter ! — no guards defend This palace gate.