|Bezer Hill, 1821, East Bridgewater, MA|
In Memory of
MR. BEZER HILL,
Who was killed by the
upsetting of a cart,
Sep. 20, 1821.
Adieu my friends, a long & sad farewell!
A scen more solemn than the passing bell:
I hope with God in glory I shall bloom,
Where sorrow, sickness, death, can never come.
Consoling thought! dear partner dry your tears,
Your friend has gone beyond your anxious fears;
Weep not for me, prepare without delay,
To meet that debt, you all must shortly pay.
Can't blame this one on David Blood.
I thought that this might be an example of Beza + accent = Bezer, but there is actually an obscure Bezer in the Bible. Maybe it's even the other way around — there's no Beza in the Bible, so maybe someone like Beza Soule is really Bezer + accent = Beza? There is a Bezaleel, though, so who knows.
In any event, the biblical Bezer appears only once. Some of his brothers and cousins listed in adjacent verses would also make great additions to my Alphabet: Jephunneh, Pispah, Ulla, Zophah, Imna, etc.