Tuesday, 15 August 2017 10:57

 

THE ROSLYN CEMETERY

Despite its name, the Roslyn Cemetery is located in the town of Greenvale with an entrance on Northern Boulevard. Owned by the Roslyn Presbyterian Church, it is known for its park-like setting, a section dedicated to fallen soldiers of the Civil War, and the restored East Gate Toll House, which is the last remaining toll house that served the Hempstead Turnpike.

The cemetery also serves as the final resting place for three prominent figures from the world of literature. William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was a poet and journalist. His most famous poem was “Thanatopsis.”

Born in England, Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) is best known for three children’s novels: Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

Christopher Morley (1890-1957) was a prolific writer whose novel, Kitty Foyle, was made into an Academy Award-winning film of the same name.

(pictured,  l-r: Bryant, Burnett, Morley)

 


 

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