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An Extra Page From “Quaint Epitaphs,” by Safford

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The following epitaphs are from Susan Darling Safford’s Quaint Epitaphs, Fourth Edition (Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. 1902). This volume was originally copyright 1898 by S.D Safford. The book the included image is from is part of a private family collection. The handwriting is unknown to me, and due to the presence of the Woolwich entry, may not be from a family member. The first five lines are printed, and the remainder of the page is handwritten.

Additional Epitaphs.

These blank leaves are inserted

for the convenience of

collectors of

epitaphs.

“On a Cook.”

Ah, Bridget, here is our revenge,

We have no doubt ‘twould make you grieve;

Beneath this monument you dwell —

The only place you cannot leave.

Churchyard — Woolwich, Kent, England:

“Sacred to the memory of Major James Brush,

Royal Artillery, who was killed by the ac-

cidental discharge of a pistol by his orderly,

14th April 1831. Well done, good and faithful

servant.”

– Christian Science –

Here lies our wife, Samantha Proctor,

Who ketched a cold and wouldn’t doctor.

She could not stay. She had to go —

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.

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Quaint Epitaphs extra page

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© 2011 N. P. Maling

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Written by N. P. Maling

27 January 2012 at 00:01

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