“Extinguished is the star that led the now wanderer to his cabin door. The smile she wore cheered me on to battle do to war and peace alike.”
The epitaph on the stone for the Hobdays seems likely to be a sweet inscription from Edward to his wife Elizabeth, who predeceased him by nearly two decades. I could not find a source for the epitaph, but there is a lot of literature that the Hobdays might have known that isn’t yet easily searchable on the internet. Either way, it’s among the more endearing epitaphs from husband to wife that I have seen.