Friday, October 31, 2008

newdigate church

the design and quality of the lettering on this little brass memorial are exemplary and i am delighted and puzzled by the contradiction in the last sentence
it says "she died" ... "& expecteth a blessed resurection", implying perhaps, that she is only sleeping patiently in her grave
i wish it had told us more about the person
if she still loiters here then i doubt that she will be feeling patient ... the victorians restored the church in 1877 and any graves and memorials that might be her contemporaries have been tidied away for ever


Lucas said...

Great photograph of the brass and lettering. I agree: "expecteth" sounds as if the dead person is experiencing some kind of consciousness.

tristan said...

i'm so glad you liked it ... i was terribly pleased to discover it ... i don't get so many opportunities to stop for churches as i did in recent years