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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In his " Indian Queen " we have the stanzas — " Welcome , Death ! Thou best of thieves ! who , with an easy key Dost open life ...
Alas ! my poor Queen ! My God ! My God ! " Aeschylus was killed by the fall of a tortoise on his bald head — dropped from the claws of an eagle in the air .
Charles VIII of France , conducting his queen into a tennis court , struck his head against the lintel , and it caused his death .
Sometimes this Philip of Bethsaida is identified with Philip the Evangelist who led the treasurer of Queen Candace of Ethiopia to Christ .
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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