[General] the stone cutter carves over his bones

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vil

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Dear teachers,

Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

Although schoolmistresses' letters are to be trusted no more nor less than churchyard epitaphs; yet, as it sometimes happens that a person departs this life who is really deserving of all the praises the stone cutter carves over his bones; who IS a good Christian, a good parent, child, wife, or husband; who actually DOES leave a disconsolate family to mourn his loss;

over his bones = over his mortal remains/honored dust

Thanks for your efforts.

Regards,

V.
 

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Yes.

They are the words carved on his tombstone.

Rover
 
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