BEING FOR THE MOST PART
What the Living Think of the Dead
this delightful odd-sized (5-1/3 inches by 4-1/10 inches) paperback is reproduced in authentic style. Having been compiled by W. H. Howe, it was first published in 1885. Its 128 pages are graced with so many grave writings; those that bring a tear to the eye; some that elicit a grin to the face and a bit of laughter when shared, such as:
Under this sod lies Jouni Round
Who was lost at sea and never found
Covering the famous to the poor - some amusing, some sad, some historical, some enlightening, all are fascinating:
In a Woolrich Churchyard:
As I am now, so you must be.
Therefore, prepare to follow me.
Added by his wife and executry:
To follow you I'm not content
Unless I know which way you went.
From Shoreditch Churchyard:
We must all die, there is no doubt;
Your glass is running - mine is out.