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QUAINT  EPITAPH

 

The following quaint epitaph is from a tomb on the North side of Pannal Church, and refers to a former proprietor of the Crown Hotel, Harrogate Wells :-

    HERE
Lieth the Body
      of

J0SEPH THACKWRAY by Name,
Who, by the help of God,
Brought Sulphur Wells to Fame.

In the year of our Lord 1740
I came to the Crown ;
In 1791 they laid me Down.

When I shall rise again,
No man can surely tell;
But, in hopes of Heaven,
I'm not afraid of Hell.

To Friends I bid farewell,
And part without a Frown ;
In hopes to rise again,
And have a better Crown.

He departed this Life the 26th of November,
             in the 79th year of his
                     AGE."



 
 
 

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