— ille potens sui
Laetusque deget, cui licet in diem
dixisse, vixi — — — *

Praestantissimo Nobilissimoque Possessori sic sui memoriam commendat

Joh[annes] Philip[pus] Maesius
v[erbi] d[ivini] m[inister]

Hamburgi a. d. XIV: Sept. 1714.

 * Horace, Carmina 3.29.41-43. We quote the English version from the translation by John Conington

Happy he, / Self-centred, who each night can say, / “My life is lived.” *

With this I recommend myself into the memory of the eminent and noble owner [of this album].
Johann Philipp Maesius, pastor

In Hamburg, on September 14, 1714.





p. 397. Hamburg, September 14, 1714

Maesius, Johann Philipp
(1679-1765), German Reformed pastor

Johann Philipp Maesius was born in Hanau on February 28, 1679. He learned first in his native town, then in Marburg, Bremen and Franeker. He disputed in Bremen in 1701. In 1706 he was invited as a preacher in Mannheim, then from 1710 he was a pastor in Hamburg. In December 1760 he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his installation. He died on December 15, 1765. He was an erudite pastor and an eloquent preacher. His disputation is: Pietatis ad omnia utilitas ex Eliphasi Themanitae oratione paracletica, quae … demonstrata … a praeside Cornelio Hasaeo, respondente Johanne Philippo Maesio, Hannoviense. Bremen, 1701.

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