Gardeners of Old

On this day in 1882, The Ipswich Journalout of Suffolk, England, included this little snippet in an article reviewing some of the oldest tombstones in Suffolk.
"In [a] secluded, unpretending graveyard, the [is an] epitaph to " Edward Ward, aged 92, who died in 1804," who, it appears, was gardener at Troston Hall for upwards of seventy years : Thus, thy long Round of Years and Toils fullfill'd Rest, Good Old Man : no more to fear or hope From the returning Seasons & their change, Till the Great Spring arrive ; & call the forth To Bloom, we trust, &; Fruits, on earth unknown. The above forcibly illustrates the long servitude prevailing in Suffolk above a century ago, for it was reckoned that the family of Wards had been employed by the same family for 200 years."

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