Misery, misery, oh misery


womble

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 21:45
My lady love spotted these two inscriptions in Flamstead churchyard yesterday.




Affliction sore long time I bore
Physicians were in vain
I found no ease till God did please
To ease me of my pain.




A pale consumption gave the fatal blow
The stroke was certain but the effect was slow
With wasting pains death found me long oppressed
Pitty'd my sighs and finally gave me rest
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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pschlute

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 22:25
How sad, and how refreshingly honest too. Victorian I presume? The Victorians had less hang-ups about death than we seem to have today.
Peter



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womble

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 22:33
A bit earlier, 1797 for the second one and 1806 for the first one. Both people from the same family. They sounded a cheerful bunch!
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

misiek_knm

Link Posted 27/09/2009 - 22:51
As I'm not very keen on poetry etc, these are exceptional. Sad but with a tint of humour. Thanks for sharing, I really like them!
Kind regards,
Michal R. Hoffmann
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 09:32
I thouht it was just me that was odd and wandered around cemeteries reading the inscriptions!

Thanks for sharing these Kris.
Cheers, HG

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MattMatic

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 10:28
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I thouht it was just me that was odd and wandered around cemeteries reading the inscriptions!

I'm odd as well

Matt
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womble

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 11:21
I had a job photographing them once upon a time!
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Hardgravity

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 12:05
womble wrote:
I had a job photographing them once upon a time!

Lucky s**!

I spend a lot of time in cemeteries in the course of my work, mostly sorting out noisy youths.

I don't take a camera as they don't like being bumped around in motorcycle boxes. Still when the weather's right I might just visit a few on my days off.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

fatspider

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 12:26
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I thought it was just me that was odd

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I'm odd as well

Of course your odd, your Pentax users

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Still when the weather's right I might just visit a few on my days off

Well winters on its way and Undercliffe looks good in the Snow

Kris, have you tried them in B&W with more contrast? they may be easier to read.
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gartmore

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 13:21
Hardgravity wrote:
womble wrote:
I had a job photographing them once upon a time!

Lucky s**!

I spend a lot of time in cemeteries in the course of my work, mostly sorting out noisy youths.

I don't take a camera as they don't like being bumped around in motorcycle boxes. Still when the weather's right I might just visit a few on my days off.

I once had the job of photographing a funeral, 'Smile, please!'. Maybe not. Curious job though.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Hardgravity

Link Posted 28/09/2009 - 14:00
Undercliffe in the snow?

I'm mad, not suicidal!

When it snows it's time to use the car, claim mileage and hunt for miscreants in the parks and cems on foot.

And fall over a lot on the ice!!
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.
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