The “Epitaph” shown in the photo is taken from the Columbian Centinel, Extra newspaper from Boston, Nov. 26, 1806. The graphic devises add a bit of charm to the simple–perhaps hopeful–thought:
“I John Gayre, am ready to swear,
That thought I lie here, I’m yet up there.”
Rare & early newspapers never cease to provide a bit of comic relief to the harsh edge of life. Enjoy!