22 January 2013

They Sparkled, Were Exhaled and Went to Heaven (Tombstone Tuesday)

In Memory of
MRS. POLLY BRYAN
Daughter of
GEORGE and BETSEY WALKER
who was born on the 20th of April 179[1?]
and died on the 20th of October 18[22?]

To her right side sleep her infant children
Joseph Duhart and James Blake
and on her left
Betsey and Frances Margaret

Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew,
They sparkled, were exhaled and went to Heaven.

Walker Cemetery
Bleckley County, Georgia
Photo © 2013 S. Lincecum

2 comments:

Jenny the Pirate said...

Those words are taken from the long poem "Night Thoughts" by Edward Young. Thanks for a beautiful post, Stephanie. I admire the work you do!

Stephanie Lincecum said...

Thanks for the kind words and extra information, Jenny. I'll add it to the epitaphs blog.

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