Epitaph of a resigned and submissive husband on his second wife:
Here lies wife second of old Wing Rogers
She’s safe from care and I from bothers!
If death had known thee as well as I,
He ne’er had stopped but passed thee by.
I wish him joy, but much I fear
He’ll rue the day he came thee near
A Tombstone in Milford, Connecticut, has the following stanza on a young lady who died in 1792, aged 24:
Molly, tho’ pleasant in her day,
Was sudd’nly seized and sent away.
How soon she’s ripe, how soon she’s rotten,
Laid in the grave and soon forgotten