duplicity during the Jacobite rebellion, only to die in French exile in
1732. There's a Lord Mayor of London
who served the crown around the time Samuel Pepys
wrote in his diary and who first translated Euclid's Elements of Geometry
into English; soldiers and seamen who labored and died in just and unjust
wars, Quakers, criminals, Catholics and Protestants, Jewish merchants
and scholars, seamstresses, housekeepers, pagans, poets, priests, fearful
conformists, revolutionists, lawyers and lesbians, prostitutes, cowboys, farmers,
factory workers, doctors, counselors, Spanish dancers, teachers, artists,
prohibitionists and tipplers, kings and lords, and some who died broke and alone. There
are slaveholders, slaves, perpetrators and victims, artists, and destroyers.
These were women and men who lived, had friends and lovers, bore children,
raised families and mourned the dead. A great many left little more trace
that they were here than some entries in a ledger or a parish register
or scratches on a stone. A memorial to all these and more can be found
on this site.
and history in concert weave the picture of humanity into one whole fabric.
The personal lives of people who've gone before, particularly when one
feels some kinship with them, are a reminder that the essential nature
of the human condition has remained substantially the same for thousands
of years. The power is in us to improve and to render some positive changes
around us, but too few do.
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