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Tombstone Tuesday: Epitaph of a watchmaker

In Lydford Churchyard, near Dartmoor, England:

Here lies, in horizontal position,

the outside Case of George Routle1gh, Watchmaker;

Integrity was the Mainspring,

and prudence the Regulator,

of all the actions of his life.

Humane, generous, and liberal,

his Hand never stopped,

till he had relieved distress.

So nicely regulated were all his Motions,

that he never went wrong,

except when set a-going 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 kept running on in a continual round of pleasure,

till an unlucky Minute put a stop to his existence.

He departed this life Nov. 14, 1802, set. 57,

in hopes of being taken in hand by his Maker;

and of being thoroughly Cleaned, Repaired, Wound up,

and Set a-going in the world to come.

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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