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REMARKS

ON

ENGLISH CHURCHES,

AND ON THE EXPEDIENCY OF RENDERING

Sepulchral Memorials

SUBSERVIENT TO PIOUS AND CHRISTIAN USES.

BY J. H. MARKLAND, F.R.S. & S.A.

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave, solem

nizing nativities and deaths with equal lustre,

SIR T. BROWNE, Hydriotayaia

OTHIC

OXFORD,

BOD)

JOHN HENRY PARKER:

G. F. AND J. RIVINGTON, LONDON :

SIMMS AND SON, BATH.

MDCCCXLII.

549 ·

WHAT ADVANTAGETH A GORGEOUS TOMB-COSTLY OBSEQUIES

LAVISH EXPENSE! BEFOREHAND THEN ARRAY THYSELF FOR THY

BURIAL-GODLINESS IS A COMELY SHROUD-DECK THYSELF IN

ALL THY ROBES ERE THOU DEPARTEST HENCE-CONVERT THY

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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

EDWARD HERBERT,

EARL OF POWIS,

VISCOUNT CLIVE OF LUDLOW,

BARON HERBERT OF CHERBURY,

AND BARON POWIS OF POWIS CASTLE:

IN MUNIFICENCE,

IN ZEAL,

IN STEADFASTNESS,

A FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED SON OF THE CHURCH :

THESE PAGES ARE INSCRIBED,

WITH DEEP FEELINGS OF RESPECT AND ESTEEM,

AND

WITH THE FERVENT HOPE

THAT HEALTH, AND PEACE, AND LENGTH OF DAYS,

MAY BE THE PORTION OF HIS

INHERITANCE.

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The call for a second edition of “

A Letter on Sepulchral Memorials, addressed to the President and Members of the Oxford Architectural Society,” in 1840, and the approval given to the suggestions, contained in that Letter, by those, whose opinions he most values, have induced the Author to place them again before the public, with much additional matter. Before

money is lavished upon a monument, would it not be right to consider, whether a tribute of mere affection might be rendered no unbefitting offering to the honour and worship of Almighty God, if devoted to Him in reverential feeling, untainted by superstition? Whether to have “helped one heaven-directed spire to rise,” may not be a better memorial than either “ storied urn, or animated bust a ?”

a “Ancient Models,” 12mo, by Charles Anderson, Esq., p. 109. A little work, which may be consulted with much profit.

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