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The Written Word

The sculpture of a hand writing symbolizes names being written in the Book of Life.


This image is also found on writers’ graves.

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Come near my friends and cast an eye
Then go your way prepare to die
Learn here your doom, and know you must
One day like me be turned to dust
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This lovely bud so young and fair
Called hence by early doom
Just came to show how sweet a flow’r
In paradise could bloom.   1814

She is not dead and only sleeps
In thee how sweet her sleep!
No more to shed the parting tear
Or speak the farewell word
But through eternity to live
Forever with the Lord.   1877
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My life was like the Autumn’s leaf
That trembles in the moon’s pale ray
Its hold was frail – its date was brief
Restless – and soon it pass’d away.   1853
Oakville_verse (3)

This stone is so eroded that the entire verse is difficult to read
… sleeps his memory doth live
And … comforts to his … give
He followed virtue as his … …
Died as a Christian … … …
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The following examples are clear and legible as is the message they relate.

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