Sunday, June 23, 2013

Joseph Abbot of Hitchin, obit 1802

A typical 18th century gravestone

A plain upright man without Guile or Pride
Goodness his aim and Honesty his Guide
Could all the pomps of this vain world despise
And only after death desir'd to rise.

An epitaph from Hitchin recorded in Cream of Curiosity

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