Friday, September 26, 2008

101 Ways, Part 41: Passed into the World of Spirits

For a brief intro to the "101 Ways to Say 'Died'" series, click here.

From Billerica, MA:

Sacred to the Memory of
Mrs. Ann Cumings Consort
of the Revd. Henry Cumings
Who quitted this Stage of Mortality
and passed into the world of Spirits
Jan 5, 1784 in ye 45th Year of her Age
supported by lively Hopes of ent'ring
into the Joys of her Lord.
My flesh shall slumber in the ground
Til the last trumpet's joyful sound,
Then burst the grave, with sweet surprize,
And in my Saviour's image rise.
Cease then my friends to mourn, Bid earth adieu,
Loosen from hence the grasp of fond desire,
Weigh anchor and some happier clime explore.

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