Sacred | to the memory of ELIZABETH R, WARE | who died Aug. 1, 1847. | Aged 21 yrs
erected as a token of respectful and | affectionate remembrance by her | youthful friends.
Peace to thy spirit youthful maiden,
And peaceful be thy lowly rest,
With love’s pure offering we’ve come laden,
And with sad hearts by grief oppress’d,
To rear this stone and place this willow,
Where angels guard thy sweet repose,
And far above thy lowly pillow
We nolo have come to plant the rose.
Oft as the tree bears fruit in heaven.
May it here bloom to tell of thee.
The stone so pure, so spotless even.
The blushing rose thine emblem be.
She was b. in Needham, dau. of Samuel Ware and Elizabeth D. Ware Winch.”
Source: Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (Formerly West Needham), North Natick, and Saint Mary’s Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Privately Printed, Boston, 1900, page 135