Benjamin Bangs 1769

full stone tympanum

Here are deposited the Remains of
who departed this Life
October 31st Anno Domini 1769
Aged 48 Years and 4 Months

Some hearty friend shall drop his tear
On my dry Bones and say
"These once were strong as mine appear
And mine must be as they"

Thus shall our moulding Members teach
What now our Senses learn
For Dust and Ashes loudest preach
Man's infinite Concern

This gravestone is carved in the style of William Codner who was one of Boston's finest portrait stone carvers in the eighteenth century. The gravestone displays a confident and optimistic face. Another good Codner style stone at Brewster Cem is Joshua & Isaac Bangs (1778).

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