— ille potens sui
Laetusque deget, cui licet in diem
dixisse, vixi — — — *
Praestantissimo Nobilissimoque Possessori sic sui memoriam
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
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.