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HITCHINS, PRISCILLA

Priscilla Hitchins was born in Truro, Cornwall, England.

Priscilla died in childbirth on 5th January 1874, aged 38 years. She is the only person buried in this plot, and was the 115th burial in the Northern Cemetery.

Monumental Inscription


SACRED
TO
THE MEMORY OF
PRISCILLA HITCHINS,
NATIVE OF TRURO
CORNWALL ENGLAND,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
IN CHILDBIRTH, JAN. 5th 1874,
AGED 38 YEARS.

COME GENTLE STRANGER, TURN ASIDE,
LEAVE WHERE THOU ART INTRUSIVE PRIDE,
ON ME THIS FAVOUR PRAY BESTOW,
APPROACH AND READ THESE LINES BELOW.

YOU'RE BORN IN SIN, ESTRANGED FROM GOD,
AND MUST BE WASHED IN JESUS' BLOOD,
MUST KNOW ON EARTH YOUR SINS FORGIVEN,
IF YOU EXPECT TO ENTER HEAVEN.

TO THIS BRIEF LECTURE PRAY ATTEND,
THAT'S ALL - PASS ON, OBEDIENT FRIEND.



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