- This world’s a City full of crooked streets,
- And death the Market-place where all men meets;
- If Life was Merchandise that men could buy,
- The rich would live and none but poor would die.
Cemetery 1934 by photographers Harris and Ewing (Library of Congress)
A Man who lived and died in a city of New Jersey, had his memory perpetuated by two headstones — one in the Presbyterian Churchyard, where his body now reposes, and the other in the Methodist ground, where it did repose, and from which it was removed. The stone in the latter yard bears this testimony:
- “Interred in this spot his body did lay,
- On the grounds selected, for which he did pay;
- But his widow would not let his body alone,
- Because his first children reared a stone.
- After his death his children and second wife
- Sought to hold what he had earned during his life,
- His first children no claim, no portion should hold,
- So they robbed his grave and his lot they sold