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A Founding Member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits

 

Let's talk of graves and worms and epitaphs.
Shakespeare

 

 

More To This Epitaph -


Southern Graves, one of the Charter members of The Graveyard Rabbits posted two verses used as an epitaph. I have seen this epitaph many times used on gravestones and memorial cards, but there is more. As you can see, it was written for the loss of an infant and has five verses. I am doing research to establish the source of this epitaph and will update with the information.

A gracious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

God in his wisdom has recalled
The boon his love has given;
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.

Farewell, dear one, but not forever;
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part, no, never,
On the resurrection morn.

The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
A mother's hope, a father's joy,
In death's cold arm doth lie.

Go, little pilgrim, to thy home.
On yonder blessed shore;
We miss thee here, but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before.






Source:

Beardsley, Isaac Haight. Echoes from Peak and Plain: Or, Tales of Life, War, Travel, and Colorado Methodism. Cincinati: Curtis & Jennings, 1898.

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