Over Their Dead Bodies ** SOLD **
Thomas C. Mann and Janet Greene
Over Their Dead Bodies
Vermont: The Stephen Greene Press, 1962.
An extraordinarily frank and funny collection of the pithy remarks and poems that New Englanders used to put on their tombstones.
Until the respectability of the Victorians glossed over the dark humor of death, Yankees used to tell it straight.
Here lies our darling baby boy/ He never crys nor hollers.
He lived for one and twenty days/ And cost us forty dollars.
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