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AGED alias Christian Bishop Braddan Brew Bridson buried 29th buried April buried August buried December buried February buried January buried July buried June buried March buried October buried September Cain Caley Callister Callow Cannel Castletown Chancel Charles CHURCH YARD Clague Clark Corlet Corrin Cottier Cowle Craine Crellin Crow Cubbon Curphey daughter died April died August died December died February died January died July died June died March died October died September Douglas Edited Erected Garret Gell Gill Harrison Henry husband infant inscriptions Island Isle James Jane Kelly Kermod Kewley Killey Kirk Kneale Kneen Lace late Lord Maddrell Manx Martin Mary meet Members memory merchant monument Moore Nelson November parish Parr Patrick Peel Philip Qualtrough Quayle Quirk Radcliffe Ramsey records Richard Robert Robt Society stone Taubman Tear Thos tomb Town vicar Watterson wife of John wife of Thomas wife of Wm
Page 17 - What can preserve my life ? or what destroy? An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave ; Legions of angels can't confine me there.
Page 45 - ... when sovereign wisdom wills, My soul an unknown path shall tread, And strangely leave, who strangely fills This frame, and waft me to the dead : O what is death ! 'tis life's last shore, Where vanities are vain no more ; Where all pursuits their goal obtain, And life is all retouch'd again ; Where in their bright result shall rise Thoughts, virtues, friendships, griefs, and joys.
Page 22 - How much is to be done! My hopes and fears Start up alarmed, and o'er life's narrow verge Look down — on what ? A fathomless abyss ! A dread eternity!
Page 11 - The spider's most attenuated thread Is cord, is cable, to man's tender tie On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
Page 28 - There's no prerogative in human hours. In human hearts what bolder thought can rise. Than man's presumption on to-morrow's dawn ? Where is to-morrow ? In another world. For numbers this is certain ; the reverse Is sure to none : and yet on this perhaps...
Page 100 - Why else, when heard in evening's solemn gloom, Does the sad knell, that sounding o'er the plain Tolls some poor lifeless body to the tomb, Thus thrill my breast with melancholy pain ? The voice of Reason thunders in my ear : ' Thus thou, ere long, must join thy kindred clay ; No more those nostrils breathe the vital air...
Page 11 - Sleeping in Jesus, here lieth the body of THOMAS WILSON, DD Lord Bishop of this Isle, Who died March 7th, 1755, Aged 93, and in the 58th year of his consecration. This Monument was erected By his Son, Thomas Wilson, DD a native of this parish, Who, in obedience to the express commands of his Father, declines giving him the character he so justly deserved. Let this Island speak the rest!— P.
Page 9 - A Practical Grammar of the Ancient Gaelic, or Language of the Isle of Man, usually called Manx.
Page 76 - Stop, traveller, I pray ; but then take heed, You judge not hard of him, when this you read. No debts, no laws, obliged him to fly From the dear land of his nativity...