The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade - Study Guide Chapter 12, Tract Summary & Analysis

Thomas Lynch
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February was the month Thomas became a father and the month his father died. He wants to die in February and he wants it to be cold. The ground should have frost as well. He wants a wake and wants others to come and look. He wants the clergy to take part as well but is indifferent to what music is used. Some will want to say poems, and that will be fine. As for money, his family should deal with someone they trust. And Thomas really doesn't want anyone to feel guilty. He wants them to forgive him and to forgive themselves. Let it go at the funeral.

Thomas wants a mess in the snow when he is buried, so that the ground looks unwilling; he wants people to see the casket right until the end. His sons, daughter and grandchildren should...

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