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The Social History of Flatbush, and Manners and Customs of the Dutch ... - Page 178
by Mrs. Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt - 1881 - 351 pages
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 51

Massachusetts - 1917
...judge at least from the versification on the tomb-stones, a specimen of which is in these words: Behold as you pass by As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me. On the tomb-stone of Deborah House, a great name in...
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Roads Less Traveled: Exploring America's Past on Its Back Roads

Lyn Wilkerson - History - 2000 - 736 pages
...where a monument over the grave of WA Lee (1885-1906) bears the familiar inscription: "Remember me, as you pass by; As you are now so once was I; As I...you soon will be; Prepare for death and follow me." Below the inscription, someone has cut a comment into the stone: "To follow you, I am not content;...
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Facing the 'King of Terrors': Death and Society in an American Community ...

Robert V. Wells - History - 2000 - 301 pages
...1741 to 1816, eight members of the Dutch church addressed their former neighbors with the warning: "Behold and see as you pass by /As you are now so once was I / As I am now so must you be / Prepare for death and follow me." After 1800. a broken family was cause for lament....
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The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 3

Virginia - 1895
...and departed this life the 3d day of June, 1805, aged 67 years, 8 months and 7 days." " Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now you soon must be, Prepare for death and follow me." The decedent was buried on his farm yet known as Martin's...
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The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed

John Ray Knott, Keith Taylor - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 230 pages
...Nick Stephens, in Mary's childhood, came across a stone on the Crawford lot that read: "Behold me now as you pass by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now soon you will be. Prepare for death and follow me." A good Victorian epitaph, memorable and morbid,...
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The True Story of Andersonville Prison: A Defense of Major Henry Wirz

James Madison Page - History - 1999 - 260 pages
...at an advanced age, in 1786, and concluded with this quaint inscription: “Man, as you are passing by, As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so you must be; Turn to God and follow me.” This affected me deeply. The thought occurred to me that...
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The Underground Railroad in Floyd County, Indiana

Pamela R. Peters - Social Science - 2001 - 224 pages
...1867. Her grave marker is a beautifully cut stone that depicts an angel and has a poem: “Remember as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you will be. Prepare for death and follow me.” 8 One tombstone also shows that a Findley daughter...
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Aliens, Ghosts, and Cults

Bill Ellis
...if you read this story you will die.” Actually, the stone reads, “Reader, remember all must die, as you are now, so once was I, as I am now thou soon must be, prepare for death and follow me.” In a sense, then, the informant's paraphrase...
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Whispers of Heaven & Heaven According to Matthew

Morris A. Inch - Religion - 2002 - 164 pages
...intriguing verse inscribed on a tombstone. One day I looked down at my feet to see inscribed: "Remember me as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, soon you will be. Remember man eternity." It struck me that this was not a very subtle admonition....
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Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination

Bridget T. Heneghan - History - 2003 - 204 pages
...popular example from the earliest slate stones contains the sentiment, “Remember me as you pass by”: Behold and see as you pass by As you are now, so once was I; As I am now, so you will bePrepare for Death and follow me. (Neal 27, italics in text) Indicating the deceased on...
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