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Old 06-25-2009, 07:18 PM
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Hello Boston!

I live in New Jersey and visted Boston around 10 years ago. During my visit I explored the Cobbs Hill Cementery and was deeply touched by one of epitaphs on a tombstone; "Come here my friend and you shall see, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, soon you shall be..." I don't remember who's stone it was on or how it ended. I'm writing a paper for school on the acceptance of ones own death. I am useing this as a source but at the momment unable to do so. So if anyone is willing can you please look for this stone, or one similar, and take a picture or record the name, death, and end of the epitaph?

Thanks to whomever goes out of their way to do this for me!
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:07 PM
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I have no idea if this website has the gravestone that you are looking for, but there are the inscriptions found on several gravestones in the cemetary, with pictures of some of them. Hope it helps Barnstable - Cobb's Hill
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:12 PM
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The epitaph is on the stone of Mary Huntley. The name of the burial ground is Copp's Hill.

"In Memory of Mary Huntley,
Who departed this life Sept. 28 1798
in the
64th year of her age.
Stop here my friend, and cast an eye,
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me."
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