The next monument we come to, a plain free-stone pedestal, surmounted by an urn, belongs to a class of which we have already noticed several interesting specimens-those erected by the subscription of friends.
They naturally lead us to look for something of rather special interest in the character of the subjects of such attentions; and the case before us is one in which those to whom the name of Clement Durgin
has been familiar will be by no means disappointed in this expectation.
The inscription speaks for itself:--
Associate Principal of Chauncey Hall School, Boston, born Sept. 29, 1802, died Sept. 30, 1833.
A student and lover of nature, in her wonders he saw and acknowledged, and through them adored, her beneficent Author.
His life was a beautiful illustration of his philosophy; his death of the triumph of his Faith.
His pupils have reared this monument as an imperfect memorial of their grateful affection and respect.
Passing, not far from this monument, one which bears the name of “Thaxter
,” and another, on Indian Ridge Path, marked with that of “Williams
,” we come in the same direction to Mr. Bond
's, an obelisk distinguished at once by its elegance and its simplicity.
No chisel has yet disturbed the marble's surface, else might one perhaps exclaim with the poetess,
There is a name upon the stone;
and can it be the same-
The young, the lovely, and the loved?
It is too soon to bear thy name,