North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Cook

 

Cook Lowther

Here Iyes the Body of Thomas Cook (Gardiner) who departed this life June ye 11th 1695 aged 24 years. and 14 days. (Here follow verses given by Bp. Nic. Visit. 1703-4; but now partly illegible and partly buried underground. Mr.Crump). Stay Reader and herewith leave one groan, If not for my sake, for thy own, Since impartial death that me Hath overtaken followes thee. Hast thou Health, Strength, Art, Industry, Yet dye thou must: for these had I. Onely live well, and ever live: Grace Immortality doth give, Avoid sin as thou wouldst do Hell Then Heaven is thine, Reader Farewell. Memento mori. (Small footstone). T. C. 1695.