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[Transcribed by Dale H. Cook]
Draw near my friends and take a thought,
How soon the grave will be your lot;
Make sure of Christ while life remains,
And death will be eternal gain.
474. Memento Mori. In memory of Nehemiah, son of Capt. James and Mrs. Martha Allen, who died Oct. ye 3d, 1776, in the 14th year of his age.
Behold my grave as you pass by;
For as you are, so once was I;
Death suddenly took hold on me,
And so the case with you may be.
475. Memento Mori. In memory of Mr. James Allen, who died Decr ye 12th, 1778, in y 75th year of his age.
476. Memento Mortis. In memory of Mr. James Allen, who died Janry 18, 1782, in the 23d year of his age.
477. Memento Mori. This stone is erected to ye memory of Majr James Allen, who died with ye small-pox Jan. ye 10th, 1789, in ye 54th year of his age. His body lies buried 3 miles south of this. (At Rufus Wood's).
Stop, mortals, read now if you please,
See the effect of this disease;
'Twas Adam gave the wound at first,
So all his sons are doomed to dust;
But life's restored by God alone,
Flowing through the merits of his son.
478. In memory of Mr. Thomas Perkins, who died Sept. 29th, 1773, in the 52d year of his age.
When you come here to see my grave,
Consider well and well behave;
And keep God's holy Sabbath day,
Spend well your time without delay.
479. In memory of Mr. Benjamin Washburn, who died Aug. 3, 1812, in his 94 year.
480. In memory of Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Benjamin Washburn; she died Nov. 28, 1808, in her 84 year.
481. In memory of Mrs. Susanna Washburn, wife of Mr. Benja. Washburn, who deceasd January ye 26th, 1744, in ye 23d year of her age.
482. In memory of Mrs. Mary, the widow of Mr. Elisha Bolton; she died July ye 30th, A. D. 1786, in ye 78th year of her age.
Come young and old as you pass by,
Come view the grave wherein I lie;
Though in my life I want like thee,
I was dispised for povertie.
Erected by John Hooper.
483. Here lies the Widow Betty Bolton, wife of Mr. John Bolton, who died Nov. 10, 1801, aged 76 years.
484. In memory of Benjamin Willis, Esq., who died July 13th, 1807, in his 87th year. (He was a deacon and chief justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Plymouth county, and a graduate H. U. 1740.
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