“When the corpse is ‘laid-out’, the death chamber is shrouded in white, the clock is stopped, and the looking-glass covered, to show that for the dead time is no more and earthly vanity departed.”
Quote from: Leighton, Henry R. (~1910). Memorials of Old Durham. Available HERE.
Image: Pringle, John Quinton (~1890). The Grandfather Clock. Available HERE.
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