Tombstones on the grave of wives
Maria, wife of Timothy Brown
Aged eighty years,
And died in the confident hope of a better life.
A friend of Bishop Wilmer, of Alabama, lost by death a dearly loved wife, and, in his grief, had these words inscribed on her headstone:
“The Light of mine eyes has gone out.”
Within a year the bereaved married again. When asked by a gentleman with whom he was viewing the tomb what he would say of the present state of affairs, in view of the words on the tombstone, the Bishop replied: “I think the words, “But I have struck another match,” should be added.”
This tombstone epitaph was found on a scolding wife’s grave, who died in her sleep.
Here lies the quintessence of noise and strife,
Or, in one word, here lies a scolding wife;
Had not death took her when her her mouth was shut,
He durst not for his ears have touch’d the slut.
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