Deadman's Corner Or . . .
A WATCH-MAKER'S EPITAPH
(Copied from a tomb-stone in Wales by old Sexton Brown, the
once famous sexton of Grace Church, N. Y.)
Here lies in a horizontal position the outside case
of George Rutlege watch-maker, whose abilities in
that line were an honor to his profession.
Integrity was the main-spring of all the actions of
his life. Humane, honest and industrious his hands
never stopped until they had relieved distress.
He had the art of disposing of his time in such a
way that he never went wrong except when set
agoing by persons who did not know his key, and
even then was easily set right again.
He departed this life wound up in the hope of being
taken in hand by his Maker, thoroughly cleaned,
regulated and repaired and set going in the world to
Darling, Susan. Quaint Epitaphs. Boston: DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. 1902.