Images of various tombstones of South Park Street Cemetery, built in 1767, provide a glimpse of early colonial Kolkata.
The epitaph of Mrs.Martha Goodland reads,
'If ever Tears deservedly were Shed
If ever Grief was due to Virtue Dead
Thy Merit Martha and thy spollefs (spoiled?) ways
Claim Tears from all for all allow’d them praise
Thy strength of mind, we scarce shall meet again
Shewn through a long most agonizing pain.
Thy warm affections as a Wife or Friend
Make all who knew you weep your cruel End
Cruel Alas-but this one thing were sure
Those Virtues that in Life you held so pure
Will be repaid, This thought and this alone
Your friends have left to mitigate their Moan
This latest Tribute a kind husband owes
Whose heart is torn is wretched whilst he lives
And only prays one Day to reach that Shore
To meet his Martha and to part No more'.