Charles Desmarais Gardette was born in Philadelphia in 1830 to an aristocratic family and received his M.D.
A depressing poem about the unstoppable passing of time and the inevitability of death. It also echoes the purposelessness of life as it is a continuous circle; furthermore, the final lines are "I will sleep!"
The Vault at Pfaff's
27 Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, PA 18015