The Cradle, the Altar and the Grave or The Sepulchre were used in the early 1890s by one Victorian newspaper, not only using the common thread of human life but also expressing status in flowers chosen to surround the event in question.
|Churchyard Gardens. (1930, December 25). Freeman's Journal |
(Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), p. 10.
|Buds, Orange Blossoms, and Cypress. (1895, April 3).|
The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896), p. 2
Continuing with a floral theme,
Buds, Orange Blossoms and
Cypresses caught some
statisticians waxing lyrical.
In a similar timeframe, international journals recognised Buds, Brides, and Bodies:
A PLEASURE PARTY STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. (1881, December 30).
The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), p. 3.