Saturday, May 31, 2008

Major Thomas Seward

I love the Thomas Seward stone (1800) in Copp's Hill Burying Ground. It reads:

Beneath this Stone is deposited,
the Remains of
who gallantly fought
in our late revolutionary War,
and through
its various scenes, behaved
with patriotic fortitude
& died in the calms
of domestic felicity, as becomes
a Universal-Christian,
Novr. 27th 1800 Etat 60

I love this stone because the style of the images reminds me of the illustrations in Barbara and Ed Emberly book, Drummer Hoff Fired it Off.

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