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Anon [Apprently the father of the dead child]


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Anon [Apprently the father of the dead child]  : [memorial on grave]

'[…] I’ve been to church and am not depressed − a great step. I was at that beautiful church my P.P.P.[Petit Poeme en Prose] was about. It is a little cruciform place, with heavy cornices and string course to match, and a steep slate roof. The small kirkyard is full of old gravestones; one of a Frenchman from Dunquerque, I suppose he died prisoner in the military prison hard by. And one, the most pathetic memorial I ever saw: a poor school-slate, in a wooden frame, with the inscription cut into it evidently by the father’s own hand.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Manuscript: Inscription carved on school slate.


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