|Bio and Links|
FAVORITE EPITAPH, as printed in a New England newspaper on Nov. 12, 1800...|
To the Pyehouse memory of Nell Batchellor, an Oxford Pyewoman.
Here deep in the dust,
The mouldy old crust
Of Nell Batchellor lately was shoven;
Who skill'd in the arts
Of Pies, Puddings and Tarts,
And knew ev'ry use of the Oven.
When she liv'd long enough,
She made her last Puff,
A puff by her husband much prais'd;
Now here she doth lie,
And makes a dirt pie,
In hopes that her crust will be rais'd.
SOURCE: Newspaper: Massachusetts Spy, or Worcester Gazette. Date: Wed. Nov. 12, 1800.