A handsome monument betrayed by dicey versification and bad typesetting.
The noblest Burr Oak in Omaha! Have a look!
Come see a nice monument by a name artist in Omaha’s Forest Lawn Cemetery!
“Died at Washington, the seat of government, 25 June 1841,” reads part of his epitaph. I should think that even in 1841 one wouldn’t have needed to specify that Washington was the “seat of government.” But otiose overdetermination is not why I look at this obelisk (figure 1). Figure 1. Alexander Macomb monument. Congressional Cemetery, …