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EPITAPHS AND ELEGIES, 




'* I in the burying place m(iy see. 
Graves jihorter far than 1 ; 

Froai Death's arrest, no age is free , 
Young children too may t!ie.^' 



NEW-YORK : 



'UINTluD AND SOLD BY SAMUEL WOOD 8c SONS. 

AT THE JUVEMLE EOOK-STOKE, 

■VO. S.^7, PEARL-STKi.£T, 

1816". 



PREFACE. 






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THE publisher of this little volume of Epitaphs, se- 
cted rVorn among iimijy of his own collection, presents 

to hi.s juvenile readers ; apprehending there are some 
Inong tlicm, who (like himself,) can be agreeably 
Tiused with solemn and serious scenes; some who, with 
le wise man, choose rather *• to go to the house of 
ourning, than to the house of feasting :" who can take 
easure in retirement, and in walking among the tombs 
■ those who were once like us, acting their parts in the 
isy scenes of life ; but are now no more; are gone into 
state of endless duration, either of happiness or mis- 
y ; to one of which states, we are all hastening as fast 

the wings of time will carry us. Whilst we thus 
hold converse with the silent dead,'^ we naturally re- 
ct, that what we are, they were ; and what they are, 
e must shortly be ; even though our lives should be 
ngthened out to the full age of man, three score years 
d ten. This length of time, when compared with 
ernity, dwindles into comparative nothingness ; yet on 
e improvement of these few momenls, an eternity of 
ppiness or misery d^peml). 

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*' Our d«Jys begin with trouble herCj j 

Our life is but a span ; I 

Helen tle?s death is always near, j 

So frail a thing is man. ; 

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'* Then sow the seeds of grace while young, 

That when thou com^st to d»e, j 

Thou may'st sing forth that triumph song, 1 

Desfth^ where's thy victory ?'' J 

The extravagance bestowed upon funeral monuments^ 
and the fulsome encomiums which some of them contain,; 
justly merit censure. Our mcderation should appear in 
all things ; and superfluities about dead bodies, are quite 
as reprehensible as on the living. ^ 

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EPITAPHS AND ELEGIES. 



TliSTillCr Of MAI>Ji. 

PORTLAND. 




IN MEMORY OF 

Mrs. Eliza S. Haytlen, 

Wife of Mr. Josiah Hajden, 

Aged 21 Years, 

& Robert Stonehoiise, 

Their Son, aged 10 Months. 

rhey were v/recked on Richpiond's Island^ 

July 12, 1807, 

With Capt. Jacob Adams, 

of Schr. Charles, 
Where 13 others Perished- 



mmw'-ki.k fi FSTt ir^E.. 



POKTSMOITH. 



This Stone, j 

erected by Parental affection, j 

is sacred to the Memory of NANCY, I 

TEMPERANCE, & SAMUEL WALKER, | 

three promising children of 

Mr. Seth and Mrs. Temperance Walker, i 

Who were lovely and pleasant in life, and iu| 

their deaths, were not divided, being sum- | 

mon'd to the tomb in the short space of J 

four days, at the Age of 12, 6, and 4 years. \ 



*' Insatiate Archer, could not suffice ? J 

Thy shafts slew thrice, and thrice our peace was slain ; j 

And thrice" within the space of four short days. ) 

Thus mourn the parents — sounds responsive rise, ^ 

Cease our dear parents unavailing sig:hs, ^ 

In reahns of bliss we wait your fond embrace, 'j 

Where we behold the ^^aviour fcice to face — • j 

Oh, bow submission to the chastening rod, | 

And bless a taking as a giving God. j 

Mar. 1798. i 

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MASSACHUSETTS. 



NEWBURYPOBT. 



SALLY, 

a promising daughter of Nathaniel, 

& Tabilha White, of Portsmouth, 

died August 29, 1798. JEt. 14. 



Tis Heaven's high will we must to dust return, 
A.t eve, at noonday, or in bleoming morn : 
But small the difference when the summons given, 
[f we're prepared to tread the courts of heaven. 
The child thro' grace may die full crown'd with years, 
fVhile age impenitent must be clos'd in tears, 
bnd Parents, brethren, friends, and kindred hear, 
^.nd for the Solemn Hour of Death prepare! 
That join'd in Jesus we may meet above, 
lais'd above iall defect, and perfected in love. 




FREDERICK TITCOMB. 

Son of 

John Berry Titcomb & 

Katy Titcomb, 

who in the midst of blooming 

health and youthful activity, was 

suddenly taken from this 
[theatre of] life, by falling from 
a Vessel's Mast, 4th June, 1808. 
in the 9th Year of his A2:e. 



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In Memory of 
CAPT. JOHN COUCH, 

Who died at Demarara, 

July 14th, 1794, Mi. 47. 

Also his Son 

JOSEPH COUCH, 

who was drowned 

at Plumb-Island Beach, 

Mt 18. 

Beliold the Father &c the Son, 

Their days cut short, their glass has run, 

Whilst one by sickness wascall'd home, 

The other shared a briny tomb. 

Cense then from friends and put your trust, 

In God who turneth all to dust. 



SALEM. 

In Memory of 
ELIZABETH GROVES, 

Daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Groves, 

Ob. Oct. 24, 1800, 

in the fifth Year 

of her age. 

Friends nor Physicians couUl not save, 
My dying Body from the Grave. 




In Memory of 

Amos Ballard, (Son of 

MR. JOHN BALLARD, 

of Boston,) 

who was deprived of his life 

hv the accidenial discharsie 

of a musket, in a Canoe, 

in LYNN RIVER, 

On the 25 of August, 1798, 

Alt. llT 

rhe grave hath eloquence ; its Lectures teach 
In silence, louder than divines can preach, 
Hear what it says, ye sons of folly, hear. 
11 speaks to you^ lend an attentive ear 



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BOSTON. 

Ill Memoiy of 9 Children 
of Thomas and Catharine Hiller, 
viz. 
Elizabeth Ililler, died Sep. 21, 1795. 

Ao;ed 9 Months : 
Mary Pain Hiller, died Sept. 16, 1798, 

Aged 15 Months : 
Benj. Hiller, died July 24, 1799, 

Aged 8 days : 
Mary Pain Hiller, died Sep. 20, 1801, 
Aged 14 Months : 
And 5 Infants. 

Their souls are gone to heaven we trust ; 
GOD cali'd them home ; he thought it best. 



CAMBRIDGE. 

In Memory of 2 Children of 

Mr. JOHN and Mrs. MARGARET NORCROSS, 

vizf. 

ELIZA, died Augst. 22, 1802, 

iEt. 2 years and 9 Mo. 

JOHN, died Novr. 22, 1802, 

JEt. 4 Mo. 15 ds. 

Why should we say His yet too soon, 
To geek for Heaven or think of Death, 
A flower may fade before His noon, 
And we this day may lose our breath. 



12 

FAIR-H4VEN. 

To the Memory of ^ 

Mary Ann Alden, 

Who died July 6th, A, D. 1809, 

Aged 5 Months : 

The daughter of the late 

Mr. Gideon S. Alden, deed* 

and his wife Priscilla. 

'Tis God that lifts our comforts high, 
Or sinks them in the grave ; 
He jsires, and (blessed be his name) 
He takes but what he gave. 

NEW- BEDFORD. 

In Memory of 
RHODOLPHUS WING HOWLAND, 

Son of James and Aurilla Howland, 

who died March 20lh, 1810, 

Aged 1 Year, 1 Months 

and 25 days. 

Entwined in the cold arras of death, 

See dear Rhodolphus lie, 

.lust sipt the 2;all, re?>it^ned his breath ; 

So did his Sov'reitjn die. 

But why so short thy visit here? 

Ah ! why so soon depart ? 

Was it to call up every tear, 

And break thy parents' heart? 

no, his little soul replies ; 

1 was lent to them, not given, 
Was calPd away to make them wise, 
That we might meet in Heaven. 



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RHODE-ISLA-ND. i 

ISEWPORT. * 

This Marble \ 

covers the Mortal part of I 
JOHN GIBBS, 

Son of 1 

GEORGE AND MARY GIBBS, ; 

an amiable and promising Youth, I 

the delight of his fond parents, J 

the beloved object ) 

of his numerous relatives, 4 

the desire \ 

of all Iiis acquaintance, | 

who lost his life by the accidental discharge 

of a fowling-piece, \ 

the 26th of August, 1797, \ 

Aged 16 Years. 1 

In Memory of \ 

Phebe, Amber, and Betsey, 3 

three daughters of I 

Simeon and Eosannah Taylor. ■ 

Phebe died June 13th, 1800, 

aged 9 Months. i 

Amber died July 20th, 1801, ] 

aged 3 Years, 7 Months, and 18 Days. l 

Betsey, Sept, 17th, 1801, i 

aged 2 Years and 18 Days. i 

" Be still, and know ihat I am God?^ ] 



14 

Here rest the remains 

of 

WILLIAM BRANFORD HORRY, 

Eldest son of 

Elias and Harriet Horry, 

of South-Carolina, 

who was unfortunately thrown 

From a horse, the 26th of May, 1808. 

He was born in Charleston, 

The 5th of April, 1799 ; 

Had resided in town 3 Years, 

And died the day after the 

distressing accident. 

Aged 9 Years, 1 Month, and 22 Days. 

The remembrance of this 

amiable Youth, 

Will long be cherished. 

As a son, he was dutiful 

in his behaviour ; 

His mind was virtuous, noble, 

Strong, and cultivated ; 

And he had made such progress 

In his education. 

As to promise future usefulness. 

Had it pleased God 

To prolong his life. 

His afflicted Parents have caused 

This Tomb to be erected 

To his Memory. 



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PROVIDENCE. 



In Memory of 

three respectable black 

Persons, Phillis, Rose, and 

Fannj Chace, 

who served faithfully, 

in the family of 

Samuel Chace, Esq. 

The Wise, the gay, the Humble, 

and the exalted, the beautiful 

and the deformed ; must all 

moulder, in the same native clay. 



16 

CONNECTICUT, 

NORWICH. 

In Memory of 

Miss Lucy, daughr. to Mr. 

John Biishnell and Mrs. Lucy, his 

wife, who died Deer. 22cl, A. D. 

1805, in the 17 Year of 

her age. Also, Fanny, her 

sister, died Jan. 2d, A. D. 1806, 

In the 10th Year of her 

age- 

When you, our Friends, are passing by, 
And this informs you where we lie ; 
Remember, you ere long must have, 
Like us, a mansion in the Grave. 



NEW-LONDON. 

John Shackmaple 
Wiilson, Son of 

Thomas and 

Phoebe Wiilson, 

died Oct. 30th, 1798, 

Aged 2 Years. 

So fond desires are often crossed, 
And Parents' hopes in death are lost. 



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HARIFORD. 

To the Memory of 

JEREMIAH WzVDS WORTH, Esq. 

Son of the 

Rev. DANIEL WADSWORTH, 

& Mrs. ABIGAHj WADSVV ORTH. 

He was born on the 12ih July, 

A. D. 1 743, 

& died on the 30th of April, 

A. D. 1804.^ 



* Arespectablf inhabitant inform«J, this raonnmcntis 
mbleiiaiical ; that he was a man of worth, and a Pillar 
mong th^ People. 

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NEW-HAVEN. 

Ore 5 small stones side by side. 

ELIZABETH, 

Daughter of Capt. 

Henry & Mrs. 

ELIZABETH DAGGETT, 

diedJune 1st, 1778, 

Aged 10 vVeeks. 

HENRY, Son 

of Mr. HENRY & 

Mis. ELIZABETH 

DAGGETT, died 21 

# * * * irrf, Aged 

#^ rit- •il' 'it' -S/f •it' 
TT w TT "Tt* ^ Tlr 

ELIHU, 

Son of Mr- 

Henry and Mrs. 

Eliz. Daggett, 

died May, 17, 

1775, Aged 16 

Days. 

REBECCA, 

Daughter of Mr. 

HENRY and Mrs. 

ELIZABETH 

DAGGETT, 

Died Dec. 16, 

1773, Aged 47 

Days. 



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ELIZABETH, 

Daughter of 

Mr. HENRY & 

Mrs. ELIZABETH 

DAGGETT, 

died Nov. 19, 

1772, Aged 

36 Dajs. 



NEW-YORK. 

aTY OF NEW-YORK. 

Here lies interred 

the body of 

ANNE SOPHIA FIELD, 

daughter of Charles I. and 

Anne Field, 

who departed this transitory 

life Sept. 14th, 1800; 

Aged 4 Years, 5 Months, and 16 Days. 

Farewell, dear soul, a short farewell, 
Till we do meet a^ain above, 
In the bright realms where Angels dwell, 
And all our works be praise and love. 



20 

In 

Memory of 
CATHARINE, 

daughter of 

Stephen and Jane Sands, 

who departed this life 

Septr, 4th, 1794, 

Aged 5 Months, and 27 Days- 

Also, their Son 

WILLIAM, 

who departed this life 

24th May, 1805, 

Aged 3 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days^ 

The world is vain and full of pain, 
With care and trouble sore ; 
But they are blest that are at rest, 
"With Christ forever more. 



Sacred 
to the Memory of 
SARAH WHIT TEMORE, 

who departed this life, 

August the 3rd, 1798, 

Aged 12 Tears, and 10 Months » 

As rapid as the torrent stream, 
As transient as the meteor'** gleam, 

Is all our earthly joy ; 
We're born to live, and live to die, 
Death's shafts around us always fly, 

And soon our life dei^troy. 



21 

IN 

Memory of 

JOHN, 

Son of Peter and 

Jane Skinner, 

who departed this life 

August 18th, 1810, 

Aged 14 Months and 

24 Days. 

See here the child whose cheerful bloom, 
Promised a train of years to come ; 
When fate derides the expected joys. 
And all our flattering hope destroys. 



In memory of 

Don Carlos Martines de Yrujo> 

y McKean, Son of 

the Marquis Decade Yrujo, 

Minister Plenipotentiary 

of his Catholick Majesty to 

the United States of America, 

born the ITth April, 1799, 

& departed this life on the 

16th August, 1800. 

En el cielo esia Gozando La Gloria. 



22 



In Memory of i 

the deceased Children of \ 

William & Eleanor Valleau- \ 

John, born Novr, 30th, 177 5, died Deer- 

15th, 1775 :i 
Mary, Born Novr. 3d, 1775, died Septr.^ 

13ih, 1777:^ 
Samuel, born June 10th 1784, died Septr.) 

14th, 1784 :| 
Samuel, Born July 8th, 1785, died Jany, 27^ 

1786 :! 
Eleanor, Born March 10th, 1787, died Jund 

14th, 1788:] 
Sarah, Born May 6th, 1791, died May 6thJ 

1791 :i 
Martha, Born May 31st, 1794, died AugustI 

11th, 1794.1 

O my happy infant friends, ^ 

Shall I you again behold ; ^ 

Jesus now this warfare end, 1 

Come and take me to thy fold ; J 

Let me then, matnr'd in love, I 

Kiss my little friends above. ^ | 



In Memory of 

JANE HYDE, 

died the 1 7th of April, 1804, 

Aged 2 Years and 21 Days. 

The days wherein I passed my life, 
Were like the fleeting shade ; 
And I am withered like the grass, 
That soon away does fade. 



Reader, 

This Marble speaks no common loss. 

It presses the remains of one 

whose day clo^'d in its dawning. 

THOMAS IVERS, Junior, 

died on the 9rh of Ociober, 1799, 

Aged but 19! 

The fairest prospects of an unprotected 

family, died with him. 

If for departed worth, one panj^^ of wo 

Has torn thy breast, or caus'd tliy eyes to flow ; 

If e'er a sifter's fon(<ness tliou didst prove, 

Or leei the melting of a mother's love ; 

Here give thy sobs to burst, thy tears to run, 

And mourn — the friead — the brother, and the son. 



Memento Mori. 

Deposited here is 

the infant remains of 

Elizabeth, aged 1 Year, and 6 Mos, 

& Jean, aged 1 Year, & 5 Months, 

Children of 

James & Jean Gibson. 

lief Parents remember, that when 

their Children are laid in the grave 

they must soon follow. 

A. D. irsr. 



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HEMPSTEAD, L. I, 1 

Memory of \ 

Elizabeth Birdsall, \ 

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who departed this life I 

December 16th, 1804, ] 

Aged, 98 Years, | 

and 10 Months. j 

In Memory of | 

William, son of Edward \ 

and Sarah AUinson, who 

Died the 14 Day of May, \ 

1775, Aged 3 Days. " | 

Happy the babe, who, privileged by fiate, '% 

To shorter labour and a lighter weight, '\ 

ReceivM but yesterday the gift of breath, \ 

Order'd to-morrow to return to Death. ; 

These two Epitaphs afford a striking contrast, and 
a proof of the uncertainty of life. While one, just in the 
dawn of existence, opens it eyes, utters a feeble cry, 
and retires from the scene — the other, supported to a 
very lengthened age, far beyond what is termed the 
limits of man, having passed through the various vicissi- 
tudes incident to human nature, descends into the Tomb, 
the house appointed for all the living. When we con- 
sider the wonderful structure of our frame, and the 
frailties of human nature we are led to admire less at 
the fall of the Infant, than at the continuance of the 
Aged. 



25 

HUNTINGTON. 

In 

' memory of 

JOHN C. SLESSOR, 

son of John & Mary 

Slessor, 

who departed this life 

Dec. 5th, 1806, 

in the 4th Year of his Age. 

Whereas, ye know not what 

Shall be on the morrow, for 

What is your lite ? it is even a vapour,. 

That appeareth for a little time, 

And then vanisheth away. 



In Memory of 

George & George Dalley, 

Sons of John Davis 

& Ruth Rogers. 



George D. died 

Nov. 1st, 1789, 

aged 4 Years, 

& 3 Moathts. 



George died 
Dec. 4th, 1801, 
Aged 2 Years, 

& 5 Months. 



With reverential awe and dread, 

AT e view our lovely children dead, 

And mourn their hapless fate ; 

But did we realize the joy, 

That does their blessed tongues employ, 

How pleased to see their statef 



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Here lies buried the Body of 

JOHN KETCHAM, son of | 

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•??• T^V* W "Vf- •TV' W J 

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who was killed with a Cart Wheel, 
Jan. 1st, 1773, in the 10th Year of his Agt 

O, mournful New-year's Day, j 

To my surviving friends, \ 

Behold how soon Vm call'd away, \ 

Soon as the year begins. i 

O, think when you pass by, \ 

How sudden was my death ; i! 

And may you all prepare to die. ] 

Before you end your breath. ^ 



27 

SATAUKET. 

In 

Memory of 

WILLIAM, son of 

William and Amy 

Oldrin, who died 

Oct. 3d, 1805, 

aged 5 Years, 1 Mo. 

and 22 Days. 

No age nor sex can death defy ; 
Think, mortals, what it is to|die. 



MERETICK. 

This stone is erected to 

the memory of HANNAH 

T. REEVE, Daughter of 

Isaac T. and Joanna Reeve, 

who departed this life 

Nov. 6th, 1799, Aged 11 

Years. 

The fairest bud that flowery nature knows, 
May ne'er unfold or be the opening Rose, 



2S 

OYSTERPONB. 

In Memory of 
DAVID, Son of 

Daniel T. and 

Rhoda Terry, 

who was killed 

by a cart wheel, 

Jan. 15th, 1807, 

aged 14 Years, and 10 Months* 

Farewell, dear friends, my mem'ry keep, 
While in death's arms my be Hy sleeps. 
Short was my stay with you below ; 
Sooner or later all must go. 



In t 

Memory of J 

Elizabeth Resetter Terry, I 

Daughter of Thomas ) 

& Elizabeth Terry, I 

who died August 5, ' 

1807, aged 1 Year, j 

9 Mo. & 6 Days. ; 

H€re lies the expectation of a fond Motbei 



29 

SOUTHOLD, 

In memory of 
Elizabeth Drummy Hazard, 
Daughter of Rev. Joseph 
and Mrs. Jane Hazard, 
who died 
June 1st, 1800, 
aged 16 Days. 
Ib thee, our God, w« will believe, 
Though thou our comforts slay ; 
This newborn sacrifice receive. 
We here our infant lay. 



SHELTERISLAND. 



SARAH, 

Daughter of 

James and Elizabeth 

Havens, 

died August 21st, U90, 

In the 5th Year of her Age. 

*' Time each moment plays, 
His little weapon in the narrow sphere 
Of sweet domestic comfort, and cuts down 

IPhe fairest bloom of sublunary bliss." 

3* 



30 

SIDNEY, 

Son of 

James and Elizabeth 

Havens, 

was drowned Oct. 6th, 1789, 

In the 15th year of his Age, 

(together with Mr. Samuel Stratton, 

to whom he was an apprentice.) 

" They were lovely in their liv^es, 
And in their Death, were not divided.'* 



SAGHARBOUR. 



In Memory of 
David H. HedgeSj 
Son of Jesse and 
Naomi Hedges, 
Who died Dec. 5th, 
1798, aged 4 Mo. 
and 23 Days. 
Mysterious are the ways of God to man, 
Clouds and thick darkness veil his mighty plan ? 
An only child with ail its growing charms, 
Again if wrested from its mother's arraiPc 



31 

^EW-WINDSOB- 

Ih 

Memory of 
ABEL WELLS, 

who died of the yellow fever, 

On the 21st day of August, 179^, 

on the 7th day of his sickness, 

on the 5th after his leaving 

NEW-YORK, 
In the 18th year of his Age. 

When tides of youthiul blood run high, 
And scenes of promised joy are nit;h ; 
.Health presuming, Beauty blooming, 
Oh how dreadful His to die. 
Is death affrighting ? true ; but yet withal, 
Consider Christ through death to life doth call. 
He triuinphM over Satan, sin, and death, 
Therefore, with joy resign thy dying breath. 



NEWBURGH. 



In 

Memory of 
Richardson Belknap, 

Son of Isaac and 

Elizabeth Belknap, 

who departed this life 

the nth day of December, 1802, 

Aged three years, nine monlhsj, 

and twenty- three days. 

Death oft destroys, 
The Pareat's joys* 



32 

GOSHEN. 

In 

Memory of 
LOUISA CATHARINE, 

Daughter of the 

Rev. Isaac 

& 

Mrs. Catharine Lewis, 

a sweet & lovely child, 

who died 

Onth 8th of Dec. 1809, 

Aged 6 Years, & 10 Months. 

Deep is the sleep of death ; 
Low is the pillow of dust. 



ATHENS. 

In 

Memory of 

Jane Moore Van Buskirk, 

Born Jan. 27, 1808, 

and died Sept. 12, 1810. 

From our fond arms our child is fled, 

And leaves us here to mourn, 

Snatch'd to the mansions of the dead, 

Froiti whence there's no return 

We would not murmur though we moum. 

He gave and takes away ; 

Our comforts fled shall yet return 

At the eternal day. 



as 

ALBANY. 

In 

Memory of 
AliEXANDER Mc.CANDLISH, 

who died May SOth, 1807, 
Aged 9 Years, and 8 M tilths. 

My gVa?i. is run, and yours is running, 
Jleraeniber death, for judgment's coming. 



In 

3Iemory 

of JAMES, Son of 

Daniel and Elizabeth Steele^ 

who died July 15th, 1808, 

Aged 1 Yr. 3 Mos. and 17 Ds. 

Ere sin could blast or sorrow fade, 
Death came with friendly care, 
An opening bud to Heaven conveyed. 
And bid it blossom there* 



34. 

WATERFORi>. 

This Monument is 

Erected to the memory 

of William, son of 

William and Delia Henry^ 

of the City of New-York, 

who departed this life 

24 of August, 1805, 

aged 1 Year, and 26 

Days. 

Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest ; 

Thou art early calFd, God's time is best. 



LANSINGBURG. 

In Memory of 

Cornelia W. Rosekran^, 

Daughter of Mr. Depue and 

Mrs. Sally Rosekrans, 

Who died Nov. 19th, 1802^ 

aged 18 Months. 

Pour your due sorrow. 
O'er the silent Urn, 

But still with hope 
Afld moderation mourE. 




HENRY SELDEN, 
SON OF 

Joseph and E(helinda 

Seidell, 

WAS KILLED BY 

fhe accidental discharge 

OF HIS GUN, 

Sept. rih, 1804, in 

the 14th Year of 

HIS AGE. 

Beiietali tliis sacred mouM, rest, hapless Youth, 
At whose disastrous end e^eu strangers wept, 
Wliose dying bed* was the cohl earth, and whose 

Last groan nor friend nor parent heard 

With unavailing sighs, tlic plaintive breeze, 

Fill'd the lone wood, and the bleak ciilFin vain, 

Was mov'd with pity ; 

Parental love denied to sooth that hour. 

O'er thy dear dust this humble stone erects. 

To bear thy precious name, and publish 

To the passing traveller thy Wo. 



36 

HUDSON, 

SACRED 

to the endeared memory 

of CYNTHIA NICHOLS, 

daughter of PHILO NICHOLS 

and R]HODA his Wife, 

Who, aged 15 Years and 9 Days, 
was suddenly snatched from 
the embraces of her friends, 
and her remains here deposited ; 
she departed this life March ISth. 
1803. 
Here stop, here muse, ye young, ye gay, 
Thouglitful this death-heav'd turf survey ; 
A school for youth, learn wisdom here, 
Prepare to die, for heaven prepare. 



POUGHKEEPSIK. 



SACRED 

TO THE MEMORY OF 

JOHN B. BALDWIN, 

Son of Ebenezer and x4biah Baldwin, 

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who departed this life, August 6ih, 1801- 



in the 21st ^ear of his Ase. 

How much belov'd, now avaHs thee hot, j 

By whom remembered or by whom forgot r | 

Yet on thy grave shall fall affection's tear, ^] 

And Jove parental hold thy mem'ry dear. ^ 
Rest, dearest boy, here rest thy youthful head, 

Safe on the piljovv of the silent dead ; h 
For tho' stern Death conceal thee ^leath this sod] 

Thou'rt not to death resigned, but to thy God, .^ 



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PLEASANT VALLEY. 

In 

Memory of 

Maria, daughter of 

Mary Davis, 

who departed this life 

January 91h, 1803, in the 

9th year of her age. 

Hark ! from the tomb, a doleful sound ; 

My ears, attend the cry ; 
Ye living men, come view the ground, 

Where you must shortly lie. 



NEW- JERSEY. 

NEWARK. 



In 

Memory of 

Phebe-Ann, 

Daur. of Aaron 

& Phebe Price, 

who died 

April 19th, 1813, 

Aged 3 Years, 

2 Months, 

& 20 Days. 



In 

Memory of 

Alexander 

Macwhorter, Son of 

Aaron & Phebe Price? 

who died 

April 23d, 1813, 

Aged 1 Year, 

2 Months, 

& 16 Days. 



lappy Infants, early bless'd, rest, in peaceful slumbeTs 

rest. 
Sarly reseued from the ^ares which increase with groW- 

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Miss Sophia Brainerd, eldest 

Daughter of the Rev. John 

Brainerd, died Sep. 8th, 1758s 

in the 6th Year of her Age. 

The early beauties of the mind 
Ent^agea Parent's fond delight ; 
But death in ambush, close behind ; 
Removes the object from his sight. 



In memory of 

Maria Matilda Day, 

Daughter of 

Matthias and Hannah Day^ 

Died Sepbr. 29th, 1800, 

Aged 7 Weeks o 

How quickly meet, 
Sweet Flower, thy Blossom, 
And tiiy winding sheet. 



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In memory of Sally 

Maria, Daur. of Thomas 

& Jerusha Ward, who 

Died April the Isf, 1800, in 

the 5th Year of her 

Age. Also, Isaac, their 

Son, who died July 25, 

1790, Aged 3 Weeks. 

The favoured innocents retire to rest, 
Taste but the cup of sorrow, and are blest. 
Such, the mild Saviour to his amis recetvep. 
And the full blessings of his Kingdom giv«S« 



ELIZABETHTOWN. 

John H. son of Jacob 

& Mary Williams, 

died June 14th, 1802, 

aged 1 Year, 7 Mons. 

& 26 Days. 

Except ye be converted, and 
Become as little children, ye shal 
Not enter into ihtt kingdom of 
Heaviji, 



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SPEINGFIELD, 



This Stonjd is erected ] 

Francis De La Croix, ] 

a native of old France, ] 

and Rence Vancrosson, his Wife, ^ 
of Eustatia, 1 

as the last sad token of Parental Love I 
to their dej3arted Children. 
ELIZA, 
Who was born. New- York, June 21st, 1791 
deceased at Springfield, Sepr. 21st, 1800 
LOUISA, 
born at Springfield, Augt. 6th, 1800, ' 
deceased April 9lh, 1801. 
Happy Voyagers I — no sooner launched 
than reach'd their Haven I ^ 

O, 'tis a trying thing for Flesh and Blood -! 

To yield our Children, even to their God, j 

Yet cease^ rebellious nature, to repine, \ 

And bow submissive to the rod Divine ; J 

Nor let a bold, presumptuous wish arise, I 

To tear those cherubs from their native skies I I 
But hope, by faith in God's eternal Son, 

To join tlrens, when li^'s troubled scene is done^ 1 



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NEW-BRUNSWICK 



Sacred to the 

Memory of 

ELIZABETH, 

daughter of Robert and Mary 

Letson, 

Who died Nov. 

18, 1801, Aged 12 

Years, 2 Months, 

& 6 Days, 

Breathing out, as some 

^f her last words, the following : 

My dearest friends, they dwell above, 
Them will I go to see, 
And all my friends in Christ below, 
Will soon come after me. 

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PLUCKAMIN. 

Sacred to the Memory of 

Adelaide Elizabeth Charlotte, 

Daughter of • 

Bernardine Adelaide and 

Rogier Gerard Van Polanen, 

late minister resident of the 

Batavian republic, 

near the United States of America, 

Bbm at sea, on the great Indian Ocean, 

on the 29lh day of March, 

A. D. 1806; 

She died in Princeton, 

after a short illness, 

On the 30th day of April, 

A. D. 1808, 

aged two Years and one Month. 

PENNSYLVANIA. 

BRISTOL. 

In Memory of 

JOHN MURRAY, who departeii 

This life Novembr* 14th, 1750, 

Aged 11 Years & 8 Mohs. 

Fragrant the Rose is, but it fades in time ; 
The Violet sweet, but quickly past the prime ; 
White lilies hang their heads and soon decay, 
And whiter snow in minutes melts away. 
Such and so withering are our early joys, 
Which time and sickness speedly destroys. . 



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In Memory of LYDIA, 
daughter of John 8c Lydia 

Blair, who departed 

this LifeSeptr. 26th, 1801 ; 

Aged 14 Months. 

Short was my time, 

And strong was my pain, 

To rest in Christ is now my gain. 

Dry up your tears and weep no more, 

I am not lost but cone before. 



In 

Memory of 

WILLIAM MANN, 

Son of 

William and Ann Mann^ 

who departed this life 

November the 7th, 1807, 

Aged 9 Years, 7 Months, 

and 11 Days. 

" Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade. 
Death came with friendly care, 
The op'ning bud to heaven convey'dy 
And bade it blossom there.'' 



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In 

Memory of 

WILLIAM MASTERS CLARK, 

Son of Joseph and Mary Clark, 

bom August 24tb, 1802, 

& departed this Life 

September 3d, 1807, 

Aged 5 Years & 10 Days. 

Here, here he lies, oh could I once more view, 
Those dear remains, take one more fond adieu, 
Wish'd, ah ! in vain, yet must express my lovf , 
Decays unseen, yet not forgot above. 



In 

Memory of 

Francis Megee, 

Who died Jan. 8th, 180-i, 

aged 1 Year, 1 Month, 

and 10 Days. 

Lord, he was thine and not my own ; 
Thou hast not done mtf wrong : 
I thank thee for the precious Loan, 
AtForded me so long* 



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In Memory of 

ANN BUTTON, 

Wife of John Hutton, 

who died November the 14tb, 

1788, 

Aged 72 Years. 

Also, of 

JOHN HUTTON, 

Who died December 23d, 

1792, 

Aged 108 Years, 

and 4 Months. 



LANCASTER. 



In 1 

Memory of i 
CATHAR. ELIZABETH, 

Daughter of ^ 

JOHN Sl MARY LONG, ] 

was born Deer. lOth^ \ 

1805, i 

& died Febr. 22d, 

1807. 

Here lies th^ body of a lovely chiltl, | 
Who once was sweet, affectionate, and. mild, i 
Her Soul is fled, 

Her Saviour's love to share, \ 

While her soft form, | 

To dust lies mouldering here | 



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DELAWARE. 

WILMINGTON. 




In 

Memory of 
William Vanemaa Stidfaam, 

Son 

Lucas & Joanna Sfidhara, 

wlio was kili'd 

by the kick of a Horse, 

September 1st, 1789, 

Aged 6 Years, 5 Montk^, 

& 8 Daiys. 



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MARYLAND. ; 

BALTIMORE. - ] 

in Memory of . 

WILLIAM E. HOWE, ^ 

who died Septr. 3d, 1804, i 

Aged 15 Months. \ 



My Parents dear, weep not for me, 
When in this Yard my Grave you see. 
My time was short, and blest is he 
That call'd me to Eternity. 



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This Monument is erected to the ' 
Memory of Stephen Colver, Son of 
Stephn. & Isabella Colver, died Oct. 22( 
1804, Aged 1 Year, 8 Motiis. & 22 Days. 

Heaven has in store, 

What we have no more, j 

Not lost but gone before. ! 

Whose tomb i^ this ? it says 'tis I 

Stephen's tomb, pluct from the '• 

World iB beauty's fairest bloom. i 

Swift was his flight, | 

Short was his road, | 

He clos'd his Eyes and saw his God. | 

Sleep lovely babe and take thy rest, i 

God calPd the Soon 1 

Because he thought it best. i 



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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 



WASHINGTON. 




Major General 
URIAH TRACEY, 

of Litchfield, 

in Connecticut, 

A Senator of the U. S. 

born at Norwich, 

died in Washington, 

July 19{h, 1807, 

Aged 52 Years. 



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GEORGETOWN. 

In Memory of 

William Crookshank* 

died the 7ih of 

November, 180^, 

Aged 3 Years, 11 

Months, & 10 Days. 

We once have seen his beauteous clay, 
The smiling image of a day; 
But now, h^h taken from our sight,, 
Tj^ trmmpii in the realms of Ug;btr 



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VIRGINIA, 



DUMFRIES. 



Here lieth the Bodj 
ofWILLIAM BLACKBURN, 

Son of Col. 
RICHARD BLACKBURN. 

He was born in Gloucester 

County, in Virginia, 

the 20(h day of October, 1731, 

and departed this life 

April the 5th, 1752, 

in the 2 1st Year of his Age. 

The sad Catastrophe of 

His death, was attended by many 

others, who were whirled out of a 

Pleasure Boat, in Potomack 

River, near the mouth of Quantico, 

and perished in the merciless waves. 

His eminent qualities and gentle 

deportment, gained him the 

Universal esteem of all ranks of 

People, who earnestly mourned the 

L )ss of so worthy a Person, 

to whose memory this Monumenr 

is erected, by his Friend, 

John Bayliso 



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FALMOUTH. 




In Memory 
of GEORGE, 

the first Son 

of WILLIAM, 

^MILLY STOxNP, 

Deceased 

the lethSeptr.iroa, 

Aged 1 Yetlr. 



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Here lies the grief of a fond 

Mother, & the blasted expectation 

of an indulgent Father, 

ANN MARIA WALLACE, 

ho departed this life Novr. 23d, 1800, 

Aged 8 Years & 3 months. 

Jesus said, suffer little children and forbid them not 
-To come unto me, for of such is the kingdom 
If Heaven. Math. Chap. 19. 



NORFOLK. 



To the memory of 
Mrs. MARION ALLEN, 

Late spouse to Thomas Allen, 

of this place. 
She was a native of Scotland, 

Born in Glasgow, 17,^7, 

Arrived here June 4th, 1785, 

And departed this life June 15th, 1805 ; 

Much and justly lamented by all who 

had the pleasure of her acquaintance. 

Also, here lieth 

Three of her Children, two Sons 

and one Daughter, 

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"^ iSH^ ;^ ^' 5^ !^^ !5^X !^ !^ ! 

ELEGIES. 



A FUNERAL THOUGHT. 



HARK ! from the tombs a doleful soun^, 

My ears attend the cry, 
'* Ye living men, come view the ground!, 

"\yhere yoy must shortly lie. 

'*• Princes, this clay must be your bed, 

In spite of all your towers ! 
The tall, the wise, the reverend hea^. 

Must lie as low as ours.'' 



Great God ! is this our ceriain doom ? 

And are we still secure ? 
Still walking downward to the tomh, 

And yet prepared no more ? 

Grant us the power of quickening grace. 

To fit our souls to fly ; 
Then, when we drop this dying flesh. 

We'll ri€e above the sky. 



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AT THE FUNERAL OF A YOUNG PEBSON 



"WHEN blooming youth is snatchM awe^y 

By death's resistless hand, 
Our hearts the mournful tribute pay, 

Which pity must demand'. 



"IThile pity prompts the rising sigb, 
O may this truth, impressed 

With awful power — I too must die, 
IBink deep in every breast. 



Let this vain world engage no mope ; 

Behold the gaping tomb ! 
It bids us seize the present hour ; 

To-morrow, death may comp. 



The voice of this alarming scene 

May every heart obey ; 
3ior be the heavenly warning vaio. 

Which calls to watch and pray. 



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O let US fly> to Jesus fly, 

Whose powerful arm can save ,; 

Then shall our hopes ascend on high^ 
And triumph o'er the grave. 



Great God, thy sovereign grace impart. 
With cleansing, healing power : 

This only can prepare the heart 
For death's surprising hour. 



THE SHORTNESS OF LIFE AND THi^ 
GOODNESS OF GOD. 

TIME ! what an empty vapour Hi^, 

And days how swift they are ! 
Swift as the archer's arrow flief, 

Or like a shooting star. 

[The present moments just appear, 

Then slide away in haste, 
That we can never say they*re her§^ 

But only say, they^repast^ 



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[Our life is ever on the wing, 
And death is ever nigh ; 

The moment when our lives begin, 
We all begin to die.] 



Yet, mighty God ! our fleeting day.ft 
Thy lasting favours share. 

Yet with the bounties of thy grace, 
Thou load'st the rolling year. 



Tis sovereign mercy finds us food,^ 
And we are clothM with love ; 

While grace stands pointing out the roail; 
That leads our soUls above. 



His goodness runs an endless round, 

All glory to the Lord ! 
His mercy never knows a bouiid^ 

And bie his name ador'd. 



Thus we begin the lasting song ; 

And when we close our eyes, 
Let the next age thy praise prolpn^, 

Till time and mime rfig^ 



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M^IULV^S LAMENTATION FOR THE VEAT. 
OF A DEAR MOTHER. \ 



A POOH afflicted child, I kneel 
Before my heRvenly Father's seat. 

To tell him all the grief I feel, 
And spread my sorrows at his feet 



Yet I must weeo ; I cannot 

These tears that trickle while I bend. 
Since thou art pleas d to take away 

So dear, so very dear a friend. 



And now I recollect with pain 
The many times I griev'd her sorci 

Oh ! if she would but come again, 
I think Pd vex her so no more; 



How I would watch her gentle eye I 
' Twoald be my play to do her will I 

And she should never have to sigh 
Again, for my behaving ill 1 



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But since she's gone so far away, 
And cannot profit by my pains. 

Let me this child-like duty pay 
To that dear parent who remains 

Let me console his broken heart, 
And be his comfort, by my care : 

That when at last we come to part, 
I may not have sudi giief to bear 



** In tht morning, it flour ishelh and groweth up ; in the 
i^ni7ig^ it is cut down and wUhereth,^* 

THE flowers of (he field, 

That qu!c!;ly fade away, 
May well to us ii!>tructi >n yield, 

Who die as soon as they. 

That pretty rosf^bud see, 

Decaying: on the wa'-'k; 
A storm c/dv^e ^weeping oV the tree. 

And broke its ieeble stalk. 



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Jifet like an early rose, 

IVe seen an infant bloom :• 
But Death, perhaps, before it blow^, 

Will lay it in the tomb. 

Then let us think on death, 

Though we are young an<l gay ; 

For God, who gave our life and breath, 
Can take them soon away. 

To God, who loves them all. 

Let children humbly cry : 
And then, whenever Death may call, 

They'll be prepared to die. 



eN Tim DEATH OF A MOTHEPu 

THE night was still, the sky serene. 

The warblers ceasM to play ; 
When slowly o'er the churchyard green 

SeatA L«Gy took Her wa>^. 



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" Ah i hapless maid,'^ she wept and cfkQ^ 
" Of friends thou art bereft ; 

$Mn as thy tender parent died. 
An orphan thou wast left. 



*' With sighs 1 8tiU recall the scene, 

When she was torn away ; 
My heart was led with anguish keen^ 

With sorrow and dismay. 



' Adieu,' she cried, * my children dear, 
May Heaven prosper you ! 

Should fortune prove to you severe, 
Still let your ways be true. 



* In God place all your confidencCe 
And make his word your guide ; 

He will protect your innocence, 
And for your wants provide. 



* Then when in heaven next we mee^ 
Free from all care and pain ; 

My happiness will be complete— 
We ne'er shall part agaia 
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'-' No more she said ; for icy Death, 

His hand upon her laid ; 
With smiles she then resign'd her breath, 

The debt of nature paid. 



" Forever will my streaming eyes, 
With ceasless tears o'erflow ; 

All worldly pleasure I despise, 
My heart is filPd with wo.'* 



iXi. plaintive tone the artless maid 

Thus did her loss bemoan, 
As pensive, through the lonely shad^. 

She bent Ijer footsteps homci 



ON THE DEATH OF A DEAR HUSBANV 

FONDLY I JreamM of lasting bliss, ' 

But, ah I how soon ray dream was broke! i 

And all ray boasted li£;plness i 

'^"n^ «;uded, by thai fatal stroke ! j 



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A widow's mournful name I bear, 
By sorrow and by care oppressM, 

No sounds of joy salute mine ear, 
And grief sits heavy on my breast. 



My infant smiles and looks so gay, 
Redoubling every pain I feel : 

To grief and misery a prey, 

What can my wounded bosom feel T 



My God ! to thee I raine mine eyes, 
Calm resignation I implore ; 

O let no murnrring thought arise, 
But, humbly let me still adore. 



With meek submission may I bear. 
Each needful cross thoushalt ordain 

Nor think my trials too severe, 
Nor dare thy justice to arraigu. 



For though mysterious now thy waye 
To erring mortals may appear, 

Hereafter we thy name shall praise, 
For all our keenest suflfrings here 



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Jiow, Lord, tliy needful aid afford, * 
Nor let me sink in deep despair, 

Aid mc to trust thy sacred word, 
To find my sweetest comforts tlier^^ 



Though thorns and briers choke the way 
My trembling feet are doom'd to treai; 

Though clouds of terror and dismay 
Are bursting o'er my helpless head ; 



Yet fhith unveils a brighter scene, 

Where all life*8 painful conflicts cease, 

Where no dark clouds ere intervene, 
Ko sorrows ftre disturb our peac«-! 



TJIE WIDOWED MOTHER'S ADDRESS 2Y>j 
HER INFANT, \ 



SLEEP on, sweet babe, for thou canst sleep j. 3 

No sorrows rend thy peaceful breast, j 

Thy pensive mother wakes to weep, j 

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May angels watch around thy bad, 
Thee safe from every ill defend 

May Heaven unnumberM blessings shed, 
And be thy never-failing friend ! 



Sleep on, sleep on, my baby dear. 
Thy little heart, from sorrow free, 

Knows not the anxious pangs that tear 
Thy mother's breast, sweet babe, for thee \ 



Soft be thy slumbers, sorrow's child I 
S^irene and tranquil be thy rest ; 

Oft have thy smiles my tears beguiPd, 
And sooth'd my agitated breast ! 



Thine infant tongue has never known 
A father^s name, nor can thine eyes 

Recal to mind the graceful form, 
That low in death's embraces lies I 



But T, in thee delight to trace, 

That form, so tenderly belov'd I 
To picture in thy smiling face 

His image, far from earth reraov'A I 

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His pioud cares thou canst not share« 
Nor can he guide thy tender youtli^ 

Or guard thee from each hurtful snari, 
Or lead thee in the paths of truth I 



The sad, yet pleasing task he mine, 
To virtue's ways, thy miad to form, 

To point to thee those truths divine, 
Which in the gospel are made known. 



With reason's dawn thou shalt be taught, 
Thy father's God betimes to know ; 

The wonders he for us hath wrought, 
Shall be thy mother's task to show* 



Each rising, and each setting sun, 
Thy little heart in prayer shall raise. 

And early, shall thine infant tongue 
Be tayght to tisp thy Maker's prafi^ ! 



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THE GRAVE OF ELLEN. 

WITHIN this peaceful, silent grave, 
O'er which the grckss begins to wave, 
The cold and lifeless form is laid, 
Of youthful Ellen, 



She perish'd like a tender flower, 
That fades and dies within an hour, 
Beneath the sun's consuming power ; 

An emblem (rf poor Ellea, 



We saw her blooming ciheeli: turn pale. 
We saw disease her fmme assail. 
No art against it could prevail, 

To sav^ the jpife of Etiem 



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p[y Mary, as we view her grare, 
Jdethinks the sight a power should have. 
From folly and from vice to save, 

When we reflect on Ellen. 



Though blejit with health and spirits gay, 
Thou look'st to many a future day, 
Tet who, my dearf st child, can say, 

But thou mayst die like Ellen 



Should sickness fade thy youthful bloom, 
Thy strength decay, thy life consume, 
Art thou as read) for the tomb 

As dear departed Ellen ? 



Art thou as genVous, good, and kind. 
With knowlfdge as well stor'd thy mind? 
Art thou in sutf' ring as re^ignM. 

And patient, as was Ellen ? 



Consider now whilst thou hast power, 
ISor idly waste the present hour, 
For death does every day devour, 

Thousanis as young as Eilfijio 



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AN ELEGY, 



n the death of two infants, a si^er and a brothnr, who 
died in Vermont, the former in 1803, aged 1 year and 
7 months ; the later, in 1808, aged nearly i year9; By 
«yj intimate friend of their parents. 



8LEEP, lovely babes, you've made an early close, 
EscapM a world of trials and of woes ; 
Your spirits fled and found a place of rest, 
Where young and lovely innocents are bleflt. 



Yes, you have taken quite an early flight ; 
From this low region, to the realms of light; 
There to enjoy a glorious, joyful state, 
That will not through eternity abate. 



O, happy babes, to leave this world of toil 
For a more glorious, a celestial soil ; 
A sure eternal resting place to gain, 
Without a mournful pilgrimage of palii. 



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] 

"STour blessM Redeemer purehasM peace, 'tis, tf 
Peace that the world knows nothing of, for you 
He who is truly gracious, kind, and good, ^ 
Purchased redemption with his precious bloodr '. 

Yes, he the prffc^ of ransom paid for all, \ 

And hath extendei^ o'er tke earth his call, % 
O, come and taste, enjoy for evermore, j 

iThe boundless treasures of the heavenly stoceil 

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Xio ! he was fillM, shall I not say, with charma 
When he took little children in his arras : J 
O, fuifer them now to approach, says he, Vj 
Forbid them not from coming near to me, yi 
Indeed, for such the heavenly kingdom's free, yj 



]5abes, can't you say, *' ' Pis now a time for che 
Cf, tender mother, dry up every teai*; 
For we a heavenly resting place have found ; ^ 
Our joys with the angelic host abound. | 

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^'' O tender parents, cease for us to mourn. ^ 
For we were by celestial angels borne, i 

To t)ie bright regions of eternal day, \ 

Where, * 1 am sick,' no one can ever sayo'^ * 



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How it consoles, In time of grief and pain, 
The breast that you so fondly did snstain, 
To uttter when she views the works of grace, 
■^ My babes have found a lasting resting placed 



flow it consoles the partner of her grief, 
And gives their deeply feeling hearts relief, 
To contemplate your perfect state of joy, 
Beyond the reach of demons to annoy. 



To contemplate your heavenly blissful seat, 
And there well grounded hope with you to meet> 
Their gracious King and Saviour to adore, 
When fleeting time shall be to them no more. 



There the true Church, in a triumphant state, 
Adore their King, who's gracious, good, and great. 
There all the ransom'd and redeemM do sing, 
Eternal hallelujahs to their King. 



O, youth, who of these lines may have a sight. 
Let me in love, your tender hearts invite, 
Where wisdom utters her sweet voice and crie^j 
And understanding speaks to you, be wig«^ 



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If to tlie voice of wisdom you are deaf, \ 

The kingdom's lost, behold there's no reliefi^ i 
If to the light you vainly close your eyes, 
%0}i lose the crown, the great, immortal prizcl 



Youll not find comfort, if the Cross you shuB» i 
Nor peace at all, if you the broad way run : 1 
O, bear the Cross, 'tis not too hard a task, 1 
Your pay ie sure, and more than you can ask* ^ 



O, youth, a deep, attentive ear incline, ■ 

Prepare, prepare the heavenly host to join ; j 
There's pleasure, peace, on the celectial shor^.i 
^There's glory, honomp, joy^ for evermore. i 

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