So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.
'What is a church?'Our honest sexton tells, ''Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells.'George Crabbe
His death which happened in his berth, At forty-odd befell: They went and told the sexton, and The sexton tolled the bell.thomas hood
Nigh to a grave that was newly made, Leaned a sexton old on his earth-worn spade.