Peculiar Inscription on the wall of Burial-Ground-Wilburton-in the Isle of Ely.1881. Our Life is but a Winters Day, Some only Breakfast and Away, Other to Dinner stay, and are full-fed, The Oldest only Sups, & Goes to Bed. Large is his Debt, who lingers out his Day, Who goes the soonest, has the least to Pay.
Pen and ink, scarce. 140 x 190mm. 5½ x 7½".
Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England. The burial ground was formed in 1881, from land given by the Pell family, who were the prominent local landowners, who sponsored the somewhat optimistic Ely to Wilberton railway in the late 19th century.
[Ref: 17891] £120.00