"Then we'll drop him over without any palavering, unless our clerical-looking castaway has the burial service at sea by heart."
I told him that, unhappily for the burial service, I was not a preacher, when he sharply demanded:
And so the white-haired old man repeated the burial service
over this strange grave, while his four companions stood with bowed and uncovered heads about him.
Thompson was buried on the Tuesday, and the burial service
, so soothing and grand always, but beyond all words solemn when read over a boy's grave to his companions, brought him much comfort, and many strange new thoughts and longings.
We performed the usual burial service
, and he is at his rest, sewn up in his hammock with a thirty-six pound shot at his head and his heels, off El Giglio island.
And therefore I have bidden these funeral friends, and bespoken the sexton's deepest knell, and am come, in my shroud, to wed you, as with a burial service
, that we may join our hands at the door of the sepulchre, and enter it together."
He stood on a raised stage, under his own loom; and, looking up at the shape the loom took, and hearing the burial service
distinctly read, he knew that he was there to suffer death.
But even if the burial service
was comic, what about poor Art and his trouble?
Bumble then thrashed a boy or two, to keep up appearances; and the reverend gentleman, having read as much of the burial service
as could be compressed into four minutes, gave his surplice to the clerk, and walked away again.
Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service