Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dr. Enoch Dole - Died during the Siege of Boston - 1776

Here lies ye Body of Dr. Enoch
Dole of Lancaster, Æ 33Years 5
months & 3 days, he unfortunately
fell with 3 others ye 9th of March
1776, by a Cannon Ball from our
cruel & unnatural Foes ye British
Troops while on his Duty on Dorch
ester Point

No warning giv'n! Unceremonious fate!
A sudden rush from lifes meredian joys!
A wrench from all we are!  from all we love!
What a change
From yesterday!* Thy darling hope so near
(Long laboured prize!) O how ambition flushd
Thy glowing cheek! ambition truly great,
Of virtuous praise!.
And Oh! ye last, last, what (can word express
Thought reach?) ye last, last silence of a friend
*Meaning his Entrance into Boston which soon to
took placed on which his heart was much sett.

Old Burying Ground, Littleton, Massachusetts

1 comment:

  1. I have an exact desk top replica gravestone of the original here of Enoch Dole.

    W Roberts