• How shocking must thy summons be, O death, to him that is at ease in his possessions! who, counting on long years of pleasure here, is quite unfurnished for the world to come.

    Robert Blair (1826). “Sacred poems: comprising The grave, by R. Blair: The last day, by E. Young: Death, by bishop Porteus: and some minor pieces. With memoirs and notes by S. Drew”, p.21