Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Boreham on John Whittier’s Unpretentious Epitaph

According to Quaker custom, a plain slab marks John Whittier’s resting-place, exactly similar to the stones erected to the memory of the other Whittiers near by. Of that unpretentious monument Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote:

“Lift from its quarried edge a flawless stone,
Smooth the green turf and bid the tablet rise,
And on its snow-white surface carve alone
These words—he needs none other—

F W Boreham, I Forgot To Say (London: The Epworth Press, 1939), 196.

Image: The Whittier Family Burial Plot in Haverhill, Mass., USA.