famous last words
I met this fellow the other week in a Chester graveyard. I was waiting on evening song at the cathedral and watching a bunch of teenage tourists when I wandered in and almost stepped on him. I’ve walked over a lot of Victorians in the past nine years but there’s just something about this one that made me stop and stare and clean him off a bit.
(of this city)
who departed this life
April 19th 1845 aged 51 years
And viewed the dead as thou dost me
Ere long thou’ll lie as low as I
And other’s stand and look on thee