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MI - can anyone help please ?????
« on: Tuesday 26 December 06 23:32 GMT (UK) »
I am researching a branch of the Neale family who lived all their lives in Burbage Wiltshire. There is an excellent website online for Burbage Family History (run by Colin Younger). Colin very kindly helped me to find an MI for the Neale family but I am totally puzzled by the verse on it. Can anyone tell me where it comes from :

"The race is run
The prize well won
At last - Rest "

Any ideas, suggestions ?????? :( :( :( :( :(

Thanks

Fizzy
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Re: MI - can anyone help please ?????
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 26 December 06 23:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fizzy :)
not totally the same, but have a look at this poem in Google Book search. Click the page before to read it all.

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC04953785&id=L2f52km-Y_sC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=%22The+race+is+run%22+the+prize+is+won&ie=ISO-8859-1

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Margaret :)
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Re: MI - can anyone help please ?????
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 December 06 00:04 GMT (UK) »
Washington Allston was an American painter and this was a dirge for his funeral in the mid 1800s. Yep the quote is there BUT I have to ask for your opinion now.

Was it at all a possibility that a village family would have known of an American Dirge ? If not, did the American dirge author, take the words from somewhere else such as the Bible.

I am very impressed that you found it as I tried the words in Yahoo Search and didnt have much success.

Thanks very much for your help.

Fizzy :) :) :) :)
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Re: MI - can anyone help please ?????
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 December 06 00:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fizzy :)
I think you're on the right tracks re: a biblical link. I wonder if the words have been used in a Hymn? - not sure if there's a Hymns on line site :)
Have a look at this link to rewards in heaven that talks about running the race of life to win, doing your best and getting your rewards at the end
http://www.bible-knowledge.com/Rewards-in-Heaven.html 

A first for me Fizzy- looking up Bible passages in the middle of the night :) :) :)
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Re: MI - can anyone help please ?????
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 December 06 01:00 GMT (UK) »
Haha and me - but it's one of those things that bugs you until you can find out.....

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 January 07 22:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fizzy :)
just to show how sad I am :) - constantly thinking about family history :) :) I asked a friend of mine in work, who also happens to be an ordained part-time minister if he had heard of your MI inscription, to which he replied that words very similar were often used as a funeral oratory and that versions would have been used for a very long time. His version was,
The person has run the straight race
has passed the finishing line
and has now claimed the prize of Christ himself

aaah I can rest now.......
Margaret
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 January 07 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Sort of as we expected then.

The version that was used would have been cheaper to inscribe of course.

Thanks for all your help.

Fizzy xx
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Re: MI - can anyone help please ?????
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 July 20 09:24 BST (UK) »
Hi, I can't help with the MI but I am related to the Neale's of Burbage and Wootton Rivers.  Don't know how closely they appear in your family history but are you aware of any O'Neill links to Ireland?

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