[Epitaph, November 20, 1890]

One of 1,686 texts in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

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This document is an epitaph from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was written in November of 1890 when Moore was 68 years old. The epitaph reads: "As a wave of the tide leaves its mark on the sand for next waves to flow over and wash from the strand,so will I leave a mound with name, dates - death and birth - for next ages to sweep from that face of the earth. I believe all our consciousness ends with our breath, that we know before birth, all we know after death. With no fears to annoy and no ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 17 x 13 cm.

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Moore, Charles B. November 20, 1890.

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This document is an epitaph from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It was written in November of 1890 when Moore was 68 years old. The epitaph reads:

"As a wave of the tide leaves its mark on the sand for next waves to flow over and wash from the strand,so will I leave a mound with name, dates - death and birth - for next ages to sweep from that face of the earth.

I believe all our consciousness ends with our breath, that we know before birth, all we know after death. With no fears to annoy and no hopes that might tease, un-prayed for, I wish to die off at my ease."

Pieces of the paper, along with the words on those papers, are missing towards the end of the epitaph.

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[2] p. ; 17 x 13 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

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  • November 20, 1890

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Moore, Charles B. [Epitaph, November 20, 1890], text, November 20, 1890; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203658/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.