Elizabeth Whitmore Junior
died May the 7th about for
O Clock in the forenoon
My dafter dear, that was so faire
That god did, from us take
my wife and I, are like to die
with grief and pain, our hearts do ach,
Our beloved tender Child..
May 7th Sunday 1758
Short was my life, longer my rest may be..
Cut off in youth, as you may plainly se..
Nurst up with care, for parrents dear had I.
Which Loved me well, and Griev’d to se me die.
Weep not dear parrents, but pray be Content
For unto you dear frends, I was but lent
Our loving dafter we adore [?] ..
She his gone from us for evermore.
Could someone have been designing her headstone?
Throughout Three Decades of Sermons, Lately Preached to the University by Henry Wilkinson (1660). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007.
Printed plate photographed through tissue and made all the more ghostly through context; the text “owes its origin to the death of … Charles Thurber, Junior. He died August 5, 1861, at the age of five years and seven months.”
The frontispiece to Our Charlie: A Memorial, by Charles Thurber (1867). [Here]
Child’s (arrested) attempt to copy the typeface of “FINIS”
From back matter of Abstract of the Douay Catechism: For the Use of Children, and Ignorant People (1735). [Here]
Child’s tracing/illustration after this image
From front matter of The Children’s Friend by Berquin (1787). [Here]
"Tis A Paint I Long to
know oft it causeth
anxious thought Do I love
the Lord or know am I his
or am I not .) Halalujah
writen by Sarah Maher”
From rear endpapers of Prayers for Children by Isaac Watts (1792). [Here]
Plates colored by reader (gouache or watercolor)
From various pages of Mysteries of the Backwoods by T. B. Thorpe (1816). [Here]