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Offline PtE

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Headstone Inscription
« on: Wednesday 28 November 18 18:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone,
i am trying to read an inscription on a headstone and wondered if any of you would recognise it from the words that I can make out.

Deep ...the Earths Dark Womb
The mouldering body lies
But the .........from the Tomb
Shall soon .....my...rise.

Thanks
PtE
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Re: Headstone Inscription
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 18:30 GMT (UK) »
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Jobson - Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Needham - Lincolnshire
Wayet - Lincolnshire

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Re: Headstone Inscription
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 18:39 GMT (UK) »
That's perfect Edward, thank you so much.
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Re: Headstone Inscription
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 November 18 19:24 GMT (UK) »
Wow !  Edward, how did you know that,it is surely a very old hymn?
Some inscriptions are ,well, unusual.
A distant really of mine was killed when the rope holding a sort of large basket ,suspended down a mine shaft ,broke.
This was 1875.
The inscription on his headstone is :-
Not a single shaft shall hit,’
TIL the god of love see fit.
From the Baptist Church Hymnal.
Hymn 347 verse 4.
To choose a verse with shaft in it ,considering his death seems a bit unusual
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Re: Headstone Inscription
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 29 November 18 08:34 GMT (UK) »
I googled the known words  :)
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday 29 November 18 09:58 GMT (UK) »
My goodness,I would not have thought you could do that.
I am going to look who wrote it.
My husband and I went to look at a large very old hall, for sale quite nearby.
We could not have afforded the extensive repairs and it was Grade Two listed building.
It was reputedly haunted,ghostly hymn singing in a corner of the dining room.
The Estate Agent had not heard anything.
Some years later I was at a jumble sale at a nearby Congregational Church.
I spotted a little calf bound volume,it was a hymn book.
A reprint in 1817 of an earlier one from 1816.
The author was Rev John Fawcett DD.
Residence——Ewood Hall, which was the place we could not afford to repair.
I don’t believe in ghosts but it was a coincidence.
There are names on the fly leaf.
Abraham Nuttall. Hugh Mill . Near Newchurch.January 20 th 1851.
Betty Nuttall. Hugh Mill, Near Newchurch .January 20th 1851.
On the back flyleaf is :-Florence Rothwell. Twine Terrace,No 51.
I know none of the hymns and I went to S,School twice each Sunday and Chapel afternoons  and evenings,so am pretty familiar with The Methodist and Baptist Hymns.
But it is a little bit of history and  had it belonged to a relative of mine I could not have parted with it.
Viktoria.