of the loveliest situations which the grounds afford, the beautiful column marked with the name of “Story
;” --a name never to be mentioned without honor, but especially noticeable to those who have taken a deep interest in the designing and decoration of this Cemetery from its first beginning to the present day. The inscription on this marble runs thus:--
Of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Caroline, born June, 1810, died February, 1811.
Joseph, born June, 1811, died October, 1815.
Caroline, born April, 1813, died April, 1819.
Mary, born April, 1814, died March, 1815.
Louisa, born May, 1821, died May, 1831.
No comment can add anything to the sad impressiveness of the tale these lines disclose, all simple as they are, did the delicacy of the subject admit of our attempting to make any. We adopt, as an expression more suitable in every point of view, the “Lines on the death of a daughter,” which appeared not far from the date last above mentioned, and have since been embodied with the miscellaneous works of the distinguished author:--
Farewell, my darling child, a sad farewell!
Thou art gone from earth, in heavenly scenes to dwell;
For sure, if ever being, formed from dust,
Might hope for bliss, thine is that holy trust.
Spotless and pure, from God thy spirit came;
Spotless it has returned, a brighter flame.
Thy last, soft prayer was heard-No more to roam;