Mixter, which it was heartrending to hear; and as the committal words were said — " Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust" — and the first clods fell on the coffin below, he stretched out his arm. Tales of a Garrison Town - Page 248by Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, Craven Langstroth Betts - 1892 - 250 pagesFull view
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Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Reginald Cranmer (fict. name.) - 1839
...The moment of lowering it had now arrived ; and when Mr. Thomson, in measured and expressive accents, said " earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust !'' — and the loose dirt rattled upon the coffinlid — Reginald struck his forehead with his right hand, and then,...