Churchyard Literature: A Choice Collection of American Epitaphs, with Remarks on Monumental Inscriptions and the Obsequies of Various Nations

Churchyard Literature: A Choice Collection of American Epitaphs, with Remarks on Monumental Inscriptions and the Obsequies of Various Nations

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Churchyard Literature: A Choice Collection of American Epitaphs, with Remarks on Monumental Inscriptions and the Obsequies of Various Nations - John R. Kippax. “Of all the materials presented to the student of history for his examination, few occupy a place at once so peculiar and important as the memorials of the dead.” Following an introductory essay on burial and monument practices from ancient to modern times, this volume presents hundreds of interesting epitaphs arranged by categories: Eminent Personages; Admonitory; Devotional; Adulatory, Laudatory and Bombastic; Professional; Ludicrous, Eccentric and Ridiculous; Punning and Satirical; and Miscellaneous. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.

(1876, 1994), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 216 pp.

101-K0951 ISBN: 1556139519