Friday, May 14, 2010

Hourglass Admonition

My Glass is run & so must yours

Erected in Memory of
Mrs. Ian Harper (wife
of Mr. Andrew Harper)
who departed this life
Nov.r ye 29th 1777
in the 65th year of her age

Death like an overflowing Flood
Doth sweep us all away
The young, the old, the middle Aged
to death becomes a pray

I believe that the last word should actually be "prey," though the misspelling brings about an interesting shift in meaning.

1 comment:

colomon said...

Jen and I once found a 19th century sampler (at an antique festival, I think) that said "Angels will prey on you today." Creepiest thing ever...