Excerpt from Fenimore Cooper's Grave and Christ Churchyard
He anticipates some boastful monument, commensurate with the author's fame, standing high above all else, flaunting its claim for homage. But this he seeks in vain. An obelisk standing on the margin of the driveway commemorates a more homely celebrity, the pioneer priest of Otsego forests. Toppling gravestones everywhere are inscribed with unknown and long-forgotten names.
But when the stranger chances upon the path well worn by the feet of pilgrims, and stands at Cooper's grave, he divines that the expectation is rightly disappointed.
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