Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Jonas Peirce

Jonas Pierce, 1800, Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham, MA
memory of
Jonas Peirce,
--- Jonas & Mrs. Eunice Pierce;
--- died June 15 1800;
aged 2 years & 3 months.
Happy the child who privileged by fate,
To shorter labour & a lighter [we]ight,
Receiv'd but yesterday the gift of breath
Summon'd tomorrow to return to death.

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