C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.
The Christian cemetery is a memorial and a record. It is not a mere field in which the dead are stowed away unknown; it is a touching and beautiful history, written in family burial plots, in mounted graves, in sculptured and inscribed monuments. It tells the story of the past,not of its institutions, or its wars, or its ideas, but of its individual lives,of its men and women and children, and of its household. It is silent, but eloquent; it is common, but it is unique. We fed no such history elsewhere; there are no records in all the wide world in which we can discover so much that is suggestive, so much that is pathetic and impressive.