North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Brydges


Brydges Grasmere

(In. S). In the burial ground of this church are deposited the remains of Jemima Anne Deborah, second daughter of Sir Egerton Brydges of Denton Court, Kent, Bart., she departed this life at Ivy Cottage Rydal, May 25th 1822 aged 28 years. This monument is erected by her husband Edward Quillinan. These vales ,were saddened with no common gloom When good Jemima perished in her bloom, When, such the awful will of heaven, she died By flames breathed on her from her own fire-side. On earth we dimly see, and but in part, We know yet faith sustains the sorrowing heart, And she, the pure, the patient, and the meek, Might have fit epitaph could feelings speak, If words could tell and monuments record How treasures lost are inwardly deplored, No name by grief's fond eloquence adorned More than Jemima's would be praised and mourned, The tender virtues of her blameless life, Bright in the daughter, brighter in the wife, And in the cheerful mother brightest shone, That light hath passed away, the will of God be done.