In the 19th Century, obtaining clean water was difficult for many as people sought to dodge the threat of cholera, a disease nicknamed "king of terrors
The King of Terrors
met their gaze In ev'ry shape, or form, or phase, He rode upon the bustling shell: They found him where the round shot fell; They heard him in exploding mine, In bayonet gleam they saw him shine; They saw him come with saber's flash, Driving out souls through many a gash; He play'd among the deadly dew, Which soak'd their tatter'd garments Through....
Facing the "King of Terrors": Death and Society in an American Community, 1750-1900.
Schenectady proved to be a remarkably rich site for studying "the King of Terrors." Wells justifies his case study on grounds of the city's early settlement (1661), demographic mix, and its geographic site (which created some interesting health problems).
The oft quoted words themselves come from a sermon called 'King of Terrors', preached in St.
In 'King of Terrors' Holland describes an outer reality that terrifies, and an inner conviction that assures.
Nineteenth-century Americans often referred to death as "the King of Terrors
," although they appear from the modern perspective to be both familiar and comfortable with death.