Tombstone Tuesday: Epitaph on tombstone of the founder of Yale

Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale College, New Haven, Conn., was buried at Wrexham, Wales. His monument bears this inscription:

Under this tomb lyes interr’d Elihu Yale of Place Gronow, Esq. born 5th April 1648 and dyed the 8th of July, 1721, aged 73 years.

Born in America, in Europe bred,

In Afric travelled, and in Asia wed,

Where long he liv’d and thriv’d, in London died,

Much good, some ill, he did; so hope all’s even,

And that his soul thro’ mercy’s gone to heaven.

You that survive and read, take care

For this most certain exit to prepare,

Where, blest in peace, the actions of the just

Smell sweet and blossom in the silent dust.

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past 

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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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