'Epitaph of Katherine Thomson'

Description

From a letter to George Thomson (26 November 1841).

Creator

Dickens, Charles.

Source

Sack, O. 'An Epitaph by Charles Dickens.' The Dickensian 10.9 (1914): 234-237.

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Bibliographic Citation

Dickens, Charles. 'Epitaph of Katherine Thomson' (26 November 1841). Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1841-11-26_Epitaph_Katherine_Thomson.

Transcription

Sacred to the ashes
of
Katherine Thomson,
For Sixty Years
The dear Wife
of
George Thomson
of Edinburgh.
She died at Brompton
on the Thirteenth of October 1841; Closing
at the age of Seventy Five,
a life
of affectionate devotion
and domestic excellence. Reader!
The adjoining grave
Is that of her Grandchild
who died
In the early bloom of womanhood.
This
Is the resting-place
of one
whose honoured head
was gray.
It is hard to lose
Those whom we fondly love
at any time;
But it is a happy thing
To believe
That in Eternity
There is perpetual youth
and happiness
For all.
The will of God be done!

Collection

Citation

Dickens, Charles., “'Epitaph of Katherine Thomson',” Dickens Search, accessed June 25, 2022, https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1841-11-26_Epitaph_Katherine_Thomson.

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