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THE

CHURCHYARD LYRIST.

CONSISTING OF

FIVE HUNDRED ORIGINAL INSCRIPTIONS

To commemorate the Bead,
With a suitable Selection of appropriate Texts of Scripture.

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“For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”—Gen. iii. 19.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR HOULSTON AND SON,

65, Paternoster-Row;
AND AT WELLINGTON, SALOP.

1832.

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PREFACE.

The object of the present Volume is to offer to the Public a greater variety of original epitaphs than has hitherto appeared, the want of such variety having generally led to the repetition of common-place and inapplicable inscrip

tions.

The sacred Scriptures will ever be the most suitable source of inscriptions for the grave, but the affections of human beings continually call for a more definite

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