Wednesday, March 4, 2009

101 Ways, Part 74: Rested From the Hurry of Life

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

Daniel Booth, Newtown, CT, 1777
(photo available at Farber Gravestone Collection)

The once well respect'd
Here rested from the hurry
of Life the 8th April AD 1777
aged LXXIII [73].
Could a virtuous, honest, & amia
ble Character, Could Blessings
of the Poor echoing from
his Gate, Could ye sympathetick
Grief of an aged Partner or the
softning Tears of a numerous offsp-
ring Disarm The King of Terrors
He had not died. What is Life,
to answer lifes great Aim.
From Earths low prison, from this vale of Tears
With age incumbered & oppress'd with years
Death Set Him free, his Christ had made his Peace
[Let grief be dumb]; Let pious Sorrow cease.

For genealogical information about Daniel Booth, click here.

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