A Book of Epitaphs, Amusing, Curious, and Quaint; To Which Are Added a Few Pages of Inscriptions Deemed Appropriate for Use

A Book of Epitaphs, Amusing, Curious, and Quaint; To Which Are Added a Few Pages of Inscriptions Deemed Appropriate for Use

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... gone where alone his melodies can be exceeded. Fired by an ambition to stand highest in his own profession in this world, he requested that on his tombstone might be written. He is gone where alone his fireworks can be exceeded. Samuel Beasley, the architect and dramatist, wrote his own Epitaph in these words: Here lies Samuel Beasley, Who lived hard and died easily. Job Orton, son of the inventor of Stilton cheese, an innkeeper at Kidderminster, put up a tombstone in the Churchyard there, inscribed: Job Orton, a man from Leicestershire, When he dies he will be buried here. He was a queer character altogether. While his wife yet lived to plague him, he wrote her Epitaph: Esther Orton, a bitter sour weed, God never loved her nor increased her seed. A B Left Sunbury And started for Paradise June 25th 18--. To the memory of Doctor Polycarp Cushman, who died 15th December, A. D. 1797, iEtatc 47. Vain censorious beings little know What they must soon experience here below. Your lives are short, eternity is long, O think of death, prepare & then be gone. Thus art and nature's power and charms, And drugs, receipts and forms Yield all at last to greedy worms A despicable prey. On a tombstone at Chigwell, England: This disease, you ne'er heard tell on--I died of eating too much mellon; Be careful, then all you that feed--I Suffered because I was too greedy. On Long Island, in Belfast Bay, Maine, a gravestone bears the following stanzas: Farewell my dear husband saith she, Now from your kind bosom I leap--To Jesus my Bridegroom to be--My flesh in the tomb shall soon sleep. Now like a disconsolate dove I'm left all alone for to mourn Oh may the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495926
  • 9781236495921