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Jeremy Taylor
Posted by: Lucylocket (
Date: March 17, 2004 09:09AM


I'm loking for a paragraph by Jeremy Taylor, from either Holy Living or Holy Dying. It begins with "When a good man dies...". Does anyone know where I can find it without spending £81 sterling for the book?!



Re: Jeremy Taylor
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: March 17, 2004 11:45AM

Are you sure of the author of the quote?


Re: Jeremy Taylor
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: March 17, 2004 02:37PM

I found something by Wordsworth that includes these lines:

WITH copious eulogy in prose or rhyme
Graven on the tomb we struggle against Time,
Alas, how feebly! but our feelings rise
And still we struggle when a good man dies ....


Re: Jeremy Taylor
Posted by: Lucylocket (
Date: March 17, 2004 04:49PM

Thanks for the link; I found this

A Good Man

by Joan Clifton Costner

When a good man dies, a thousand lights go out. And it's said, a giant library is lost. Oh, I've tried to make comparisons and wise cliché's ~To estimate, in part, a good man's loss. For, I know the way it feels to have your heart bend low. And understand how dark the nights can be. But, a good man has a heritage beyond the grave. And we would be so foolish not to see. That, a good man leaves a light his children follow; No groping through some wilderness or maze. And however their lives, it shines on in brilliance That they can see 'til ending of their days. His words come ringing deep, in vibrant stereo, within the keen recesses of their minds. There's guidance there, enough to get to Heaven ~Where once again, their hearts and arms entwine. I'm so sorry for your loss here, on the earth below. But, I'm proud to say, "A good man went away." You'll see him soon. It won't be long. Just follow the lights a good man left upon the way.

I don't think it's what I was originally looking for, but is great all the same.

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