"As I Am Now So You Must Be”

The crumbling headstones of New England’s Puritan burying grounds honor the dead) warn the living, and promise a bright resurrection

 

Down the country road, behind the hilltop wall, hidden in the high grass near the white-spired church, not hard to find but rarely visited, lie the burying grounds of New England. No book, no building, no monument has quite their power to suggest the American past.

 
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