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"OLD HUMPHREY'S" GRAVE.                  93
who died at Hastings
23rd July, 1855,
Aged 89 Years.
His goodness and benevolence
gained him the esteem and friendship
of his family and
all those who knew him,
and by all of whom his death
is sincerely regretted.
Thus in a strange land died one who had seen his own heroic nation undergo such great vicissitudes. He was a man when the " Mar­seillaise" and the "Carmagnole" were first sung and danced in the streets of Paris. He saw the downfall of the ancien regime, with its splendour and its crimes; the red rule of Terror; the victorious march of the tricolor across the continent of Europe ; the pomp of the First Empire; the restoration of the Bourbons; the brief monarchy of July ; the briefer Republic of February, and he died when the Second Empire was at the height of its tinsel glory, and when the writing on the wall had not yet been seen.
And this one from Rottingdean churchyard :—
Sacred to the Memory of
who departed this life
June 13th, 1862,
for thirty-three years
the faithful and esteemed servant
of Mr. David Allwork.
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