TF9200 : The Longest Inscription in the Graveyard

taken 10 years ago, near to Watton, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Longest Inscription in the Graveyard
The Longest Inscription in the Graveyard
The inscription on this gravestone reads:
ELISABETH FRANCIS wife of SAMUEL FRANCIS Died the 15th. April in the Year of our LORD CHRIST 1803 Aged 69 years.
Here lie the Bodies in the peaceable Habitation and quiet Resting place. Here they have thrown of every Burden, and are escaped from every Snare; the Head aches no more. Ye Eye forgets to Weep, ye Flesh is no longer racked with acute, nor wasted with lingering Distempers: Here they receive a final Release from Pain and everlasting Discharge from Sorrow. Here Danger never threatens them with terrifying Alarms: but Tranquility soften their Couch, and Safely Guards their Repose. Rest then ye precious Relics within this Hospitable Gloom. Rest in gentle slumber till the last Trumpet shall give ye welcome Signal and sound aloud through all your silent Mansions: arise, shine for your Light is come and ye GLORY of the LORD is risen upon You when at that Time God shall call ye Heavens from above ye Earth, that He may Judge his People. So Lift up your Heads O ye Gates and be ye Lift up ye Everlasting Doors, that the Heirs of GLORY may Enter in.
(Stone is now quite weathered so the inscription is far less clear)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 13 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9218 0093 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.3337N 0:50.0688E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 9223 0094
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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