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
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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