101 Ways, Part 11: Departed This Stage of Existence
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In 1811, Sarah A. Johnson of Lexington, MA "Departed this stage of Existence." That sounds sort of Transcendentalist-y to me. She was only 21 years old when she died and I wonder whether she ran with a proto-Trancendentalist or Swedenborgian crowd. If not, perhaps her stone was erected a few decades after her death, when Transcendentalism was gaining popularity in town. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into a turn of phrase.