Nathaniel Lincoln 1785

full stone tympanum

In memory of
who died July 26th 1785
AEt 47

O let me here thy voice devine
Pronounce the glorious blessing mine
Enrol'd among thy happy poor
My leargest wishes ask no more

Images of urns began to appear on Cape Cod gravestones in the late 1700's. The urn and willow image became widely used in the nineteenth century. Note the spelling of "leargest".

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