Monday, May 16, 2011

Epitaph: And triumph o’er the grave

 

The beige-y gray marker for David E. Bogart (b. 1808, d. 1842) is carved from siltstone, no doubt from the nearby quarry.

In memory
of
DAVID E BOGART.
Who was born
September 24th 1808,
and departed this life
April 18th 1842,
aged 33 Years, 6 Months
and 24 Days.

The epitaph is from the poem “Death and Burial of a Young Person” (which we have seen before) by Anne Steele (b. 1716, d. 1778).

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.


Lithopolis Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio

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