Trinity Churchyard in lower Manhattan contains one of the oldest graveyards in the country. There are people buried there from the earliest days of Manhattan, including many notable people. It can be a delight to wander through this old cemetery looking at inscriptions. Years ago, before phones that could take photos, I found several interesting inscriptions. One of these read:
Here lies _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
He was a good man, but he had his faults
I find this inscription hilarious. It really describes a lot of people that we know, but so odd to be that frank on a memorial stone. It makes one wonder about his faults.
I wish I could remember the name of the man buried there. I have been back to the church briefly twice, but have never been able to locate this very old tombstone again.
This is very similar to a quote from Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott who was born many years after this tombstone was made:
John is a good man, but he has his faults,...