NEW ENGLAND CEMETERIES: A Collector's Guide by Andrew Kull

NEW ENGLAND CEMETERIES: A Collector's Guide

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hic jacet--""Now food for worms./ Like an old rum puncheon/ marked, numbered and shooked, He will be raised again/ and finished by his creator."" Who can resist the epitaphs which appear throughout our early New England cemeteries on askew stones under lovely old trees? There are many fanciers as well as rubbers and Mr. Kull has provided an alphabetically arranged guide, town by state, differentiating between the cemeteries which are attractive and those which are not, isolating who lies where (whether Benedict Arnold or Emily Dickinson) along with individual maps, and the inscriptions of greatest character--like Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton's in Woburn ""Who Died a VIRGIN."" Along with the special symbols and carvings and longer commentaries of historical interest (i.e., re the African slave Foone or Elizabeth Parris, who died as part of the witch hysteria of Salem).

Pub Date: June 18th, 1975
Publisher: Stephen Greene