Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gravestone of the Day

Henry Sewall, 1792, York, ME

In Memory of
who departed this Life
Novr. 2d. 1792: in the
66th. Year of his Age.

He was an honest Man,
and a Christian . . . . . .

"No farther seek his Merits to disclose,
Or search his Frailties from the dread abode;
There they alike in trembling hope repose
The bosom of his Father, and his GOD."

The final verse is the last stanza of Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard" (1750).

1 comment:

Robert J. said...

Interesting use of an ellipsis ..... I don't recall seeing one on a stone before.