11 February 2010

Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Jared Bates (Today's Epitaph)

(From Lincoln, Maine - 1800)

Sacred to the Memory of Mr.
Jared Bates who Died Aug. the 6th
1800. His Widow aged 24 who mourns
as one who can be comforted lives
at 7 Elm Street this village
and possesses every qualification
for a good wife.


Is it just me, or do these words seem to be advertising the widow Bates is ready for another marriage?

[Source: Grave Matters by E. R. Shushan]

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