What’s carved in stone is baffling: “Virtue lies beyond the grave, My glass is rum.” Was it a stonecutter’s error, or was the Tinney tombstone toasting spirits to make light of a grave matter?
By JAMES PYLANT
© 2016 | Posted 18 February 2016
The 200-year-old grave marker in Middletown Cemetery in Grafton, Vermont, has stood the test of time with an elegantly carved inscription that’s still legible. It states:
of Mr Ebenezer Tinn-
ey who Died March
12. 1813 aged 81 years
Virtue lies beyond the grave
My glass is rum
Photo: Courtesy of James Bianco
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