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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... is given by John Bunyan in his immortal Pilgrim's Progress , which for its poetry , feeling , thought and humor is incomparable .
Another poet , the great John Dryden , speaks of death as being welcome both as " Thief " and " Kind . " In his " Indian Queen " we have the stanzas ...
John Milton , the blind poet , in Paradise Lost views Death in a somewhat different light — " Death , the grisly terror " " Grim Death .
The sleep aspect of death is touched upon by many poets and writers . Phineas Fletcher , for example , says -- " Sleep's but a short death ; Death's a ...
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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