Sligo Times 12 April 1913
(A stranger’s tribute to the memory
of the late Mrs Gray, Manorhamilton)
Her genial face no more we’ll see
Nor voice so gentle hear,
And all who knew whoe’er they be
Will sadly shed a tear.
Fate has decreed that grief no more
Shall reach her kindly heart;
That all its slightest qualms are o’er,
That peace ‘twill never part.
She lived in bliss with those who grieve,
In peace with human kind,
Earth a greatest triumph won – to leave
This is a simple, well-
The last stanza with the explanation of the significance of the title is very effective and is designed to be praise for the dead and a consolation to those left behind.
The absence of any detail with regard to the dead person -
Who the dead person was is unknown. The most likely Gray or Grey in Manorhamilton DED in the 1911 census seems to be Eliza Jane Grey, aged 34, married with five children. The family was Church of Ireland and the father worked on the railway.