Notes for Mareen Duvall

!1856, Epitaph by Dr. Benjamin Duvall, age 89:"Mareen Duval was born in the
year 1726, and departed this life the last day of September 1807, in his 82d
year, and, as I am the only relict of my deceased father, it may be that I am
the fittest to give a scrap of his life to live in the memory of his family
through the withering canker of time. And here under this neglected corner he
lies, and by his left side my mother, both advanced in life's short span. When
the Angel of Death puts forth his icy hand, a summons omnipotent, under hold
command-no art, no stratagem avails against his almighty hand." The headstone
has been removed from the Hermitage and has been placed on the exterior west
wall of Holy Trinity of Collington-though the inscription is much obliterated.

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