Thursday, October 09, 2008

Reading Lines

Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
The next line of the gravestone of David Perkins shows that the gravestone engraver spaced out the next two lines a lot.

Octbr (for October) and at the other end of the line 1st with Ye in the middle (note: ye is pronounced the)

The br with is superscript is smaller that the st superscript but that is because the gravestone itself is so old that the engraving is becoming squished.

So this this line says he died on: 1 October

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