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Man-sized In Marble [Jan. 4th, 2016|04:41 pm]
Tony Grist
John Fagge the elder (d 1639) and John Fagge the younger (d 1646) in St Eanswith's church, Brenzett, Romney Marsh

This double tomb is said to have inspired E. Nesbit's horror story "Man-sized in Marble".

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[User Picture]From: steepholm
2016-01-04 05:50 pm (UTC)
A story that is creepy and silly in equal measure. Thanks for sharing the originals!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-04 06:32 pm (UTC)
If I remember right the statues in the story are medieval knights...

Yes, creepy and silly hits the nail on the head. For all its absurdity it's unforgettable.

Edited at 2016-01-04 06:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2016-01-04 09:58 pm (UTC)
This double tomb is said to have inspired E. Nesbit's horror story "Man-sized in Marble".

That title doesn't ring any bells. I'll look it up!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-05 08:58 am (UTC)
I think you'll find it on the Net. It's much-anthologised.
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From: artkouros
2016-01-05 12:25 am (UTC)
I'd hate to spend eternity with that guy staring at me.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-05 09:01 am (UTC)
It's not a comfortable arrangement.
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From: athenais
2016-01-05 06:35 am (UTC)
What an excellent photo!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-05 08:59 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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From: cmcmck
2016-01-05 09:27 am (UTC)
Good local name, Fagg!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-05 09:57 am (UTC)
Dickensian.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-01-05 10:00 am (UTC)
P.S. My name, Grist, is a Romney Marsh name. Lots of Grists buried at Brookland and thereabouts.
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