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A tall stone with a carving below the broken top including a cherubic face:

In memory of
Thomas, Son of George and
Rebelle ELCOCK of this parish,
who died August 6th 1783
aged 10 Years and 11 Months.
We say he's dead, alas he cannot die,
He's only chang'd to Immortality:
He grieves not, sighs no more, his race is run,
Successfully that was so well begun:
Weep not for him, who has no cause of tears,
Hush then your sighs, and calm your needless fears.

Haslewood p29

St George's Church, Benenden With thanks to OFHS Copyright St George's Church, © 2015