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Mr. "Al" Merriam 1927 - 2021
The Husband's Promise
“The Exequy on His Wife” by Bishop Henry King (1592-1669): [on his wife, Anne]


Stay for me there: I will not fail
To meet thee in that hollow vale.
And think not much of my delay:

I am already on the way,
And follow thee with all the speed
Desire can make, or sorrows breed.
Each minute is a short degree
And every hour a step towards thee.


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Vern Fotheringham, '66 on March 21, 2021 at 6:19 PM said:

After fifty years of marriage, this beautifully drafted exequy is both poignant and deeply understood in my mind and my grateful soul.

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An exequy is a funeral rite or ceremony, sometimes a funeral procession