The Requiem Poem Monument at Oak Grove Cemetery in Historic Nacogdoches
The Inscription on the Wilson 1961 Monument is based on the Poem "Requiem" that Robert Louis Stevenson wrote as his own epitaph fifteen years before his death in 1894 on the Island of Samoa. The Wilson 1963 Companion Monument is based on John Masefield's poem "Sea Fever" which also expresses the virtue of optimistic acceptance in the adventure of life.
"The "trick he is referring to is a "trick at the helm". On tall ships, the time one spends steering the ship is called a "trick" and they often lasted 2 to 4 hours. At the end of the "long trick" one would definitely need a good sleep."14
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(Oak Grove Outline)