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Inscription, grave of James Louis Petigru
Future times will hardly know how great a life This simple stone commemorates The tradition of his Eloquence, his Wisdom and his Wit may fade: But he lived for ends more durable than fame, His Eloquence was the protection of the poor and wronged; His Learning illuminated the principles of Law In the admiration of his Peers, In the respect of his People, In the affection of his Family, His was the highest place; The just meed Of his kindness and forbearance His dignity and simplicity His brilliant genius and his unwearied industry Unawed by Opinion, Unseduced by Flattery, Undismayed by Disaster, He confronted Life with antique Courage And Death with Christian Hope.
Excerpt from inscription on the monument over the grave of James Louis Petigru, St. Michaels churchyard, Charleston, South Carolina.James Petrigru Carson, Life, Letters and Speeches of James Louis Petigru, the Union Man of South Carolina, p. 487 (1920).