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Lidian Emerson

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery,
Concord, Massachusetts

[Inscription on the Back Side of Monument]

In her youth an unusual sense of
the Divine Presence was granted her
and she retained through life
the impress of that high Communion.
To her children she seemed in her
native ascendancy and unquestioning
courage of Queen, of Flower in
elegances and delicacy.
The love and care for her husband and
children was her first earthly interest
but with overflowing compassion
her heart went to the slave, the sick
and the dumb creation. She remembered
them that were in bonds as bound with them.

Wife of Ralph Waldo Emerson