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AND ON THE EXPEDIENCY OF RENDERING
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
JOHN HENRY PARKER:
G. F. AND J. RIVINGTON, LONDON :
SIMMS AND SON, BATH.
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
EARL OF POWIS,
VISCOUNT CLIVE OF LUDLOW,
BARON HERBERT OF CHERBURY,
AND BARON POWIS OF POWIS CASTLE:
A FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED SON OF THE CHURCH :
THESE PAGES ARE INSCRIBED,
WITH DEEP FEELINGS OF RESPECT AND ESTEEM,
WITH THE FERVENT HOPE
THAT HEALTH, AND PEACE, AND LENGTH OF DAYS,
MAY BE THE PORTION OF HIS
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.