This man’s trade of watch-making was used in his unusual epitaph on his tombstone.
“Here lies in horizontal position The outside case of George Routledge . . . Watchmaker, whose abilities in that line were an honour to his profession. Integrity was the mainspring and prudence the regulator of all the actions of his life. Humane, generous and liberal, his hand never stopped till it relieved distress. So nicely regulated were all his motions that he never went wrong, except when set agoing by people who did not know his key; even then he was easily set right again. He had the art of disposing his time so well that his hours glided away in one continual round of pleasure and delight till an unucky minute put a period to its existence. He departed this life, November 14th, 1802. Aged 57, Wound up in hopes of being taken in hand by his Maker, and being thoroughly cleaned, repaired and set going in the world to come.”
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