Last Words of Saints and Sinners: 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History
The last words of the dying have fascinated readers throughout history. They reveal the fears, hopes, courage, and legacies of both the famous and not-so-famous. This collection of seven hundred quotes includes the last words of commoners, atheists, poets, and politicians along with noted Christians and martyrs. Excellent for casual reading and as a ready reference source for the pastor or public speaker.
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First , mention must be made of The Book Of The Craft Of Dying , and other early English tracts concerning death , by Frances Comper and George Congreve .
Thereupon De Quincey remarks how the English Litany , by naming sudden death last in a series of dreaded calamities , agrees with Caesar — " From the ...
William Beveridge ( 1637-1708 ) , was the learned and devout English bishop who wrote extensively on Church History and the Canon Law .
JOSEPH ALLEINE ( 1634-1668 ) , was an English non - conformist preacher who knew what it was to suffer for the faith . With others , he was ejected from his ...
... and the seed of God reigns over all , and over death itself . " ELIZABETH FRY ( 1780-1845 ) , the English Quakeress who Farewells at Death / 55.
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Good book, with some interesting and insightful quotes. It also has references to the Bible and gives a good glimpse into the assurance we have through our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, as well as tying that assurance to the last words of both saints AND sinners. Read full review