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We are here to say goodbye to our brothers and sisters, to our fathers and mothers, to our friends, our fellow men and women who set aside their differences to fight together and die together so that others might live. Everyone in this world owes them a debt that can never be repaid. It is our duty and our honour to keep them alive in memory for those who come after us and those who come after them for as long as men draw breath. They were the shields that guarded the realms of men and we shall never see their like again. Game of Thrones s8e4: The Last of the Starks, Jon Snow, HBO 2019
They decided to claim the [unclaimed Titanic] child as their own. Pulling together their wages, they paid for the cost of the burial and a headstone. And on the morning of 4th May 1912 the Mackay-Bennett cable men carried the tiny coffin through the cemetery and to its final resting place. Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth II: CS Mackay-Bennett, BBC 2019
In a fleshly tomb I am buried above ground. Bill Cooper
Does that coffin have a fax machine in it? Father Ted s3e5: Escape From Victory, Channel 4 1998
Bercovicz & Co: Why Go On Living When We Can Bury You For $49.50. Once Upon a Time in America 1984 ***** starring Robert De Niro & James Woods & Joe Pesci & Elizabeth McGovern & Burt Young & Tuesday Weld & Treat Williams et al, director Sergio Leone
They bury the dead so quickly; they should leave them lying around for months. Crash 1996 starring James Spader & Deborah Kara Unger & Elias Koteas & Holly Hunter & Rosanna Arquette & Peter MacNeill & Judah Katz & Nicky Guadagni et al, director David Cronenberg, her to him
I’ll bury him out there in the petrified forest. The Petrified Forest 1936 starring Bette Davis & Leslie Howard & Humphrey Bogart & Genevieve Tobin & Dick Foran & Joe Sawyer & Porter Hall & Charley Grapewin & Paul Harvey & Eddie Acuff et al, director Archie L Mayo
Across Germany the Allies forced local Nazi party members to bury the dead. Third Reich: The Fall II, History 2010
Neil: We can’t bury Rick alive.
That’s absolutely correct, Neil. We’d better kill him first. The Young Ones: Nasty, Vyvyan carrying coffin, BBC 1984
The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonis preface, 1821
Is she to be buried in Christian burial that wilfully seeks her own salvation? William Shakespeare, Hamlet V i 1
How long will a man lie i’ th’ earth ere he rot? ibid. V i 148 Hamlet to Gravedigger
Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. ibid. V i 201
To what base uses we may return, Horatio! ibid. V i 222
Lay her i’ the earth;
And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring! I tell thee, churlish priest,
A ministering angel shall my sister be,
When thou liest howling. ibid. V i 260
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan. Genesis 23:19
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. Matthew 8:22
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. Luke 9:59&60
But keep the wolf far thence that’s foe to men,
For with his nails he’ll dig them up again. John Webster, The White Devil
In 1880 the Burial Reform Act was passed. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, How God Made The English III: A White And Christian People? BBC 2012
Vile, monstrous law! Foul blot and stain on Britain’s fair statute book. Mr John Skeet of Rushmere, local letter on new burial legislation
Bury your mistakes. Rupert Murdoch
When I vacate this sack of old bones I won’t care what you do with it. Bury or burn it but don’t make much fuss. Wilbur Smith
50,877. WE HAD A DEATH
I HAVE TO KEEP
MY HALF OF THE
PLEASE BURY ME
NEXT TO MY BABY.
BURY ME IN MY
JEANS AND MOTOR
GOODBYE Sid Vicious
Elaborate burial customs are a sure sign of decadence. J G Ballard
Whatever the barrow held
Once, has been taken away:
A hollow of nettles and dock
Lies at the centre, filled
With rain from a sky so grey
It reflects nothing at all.
I poke in the crumbled rock
For something they left behind
But after that funeral
There is nothing at all to find. Anthony Thwaite, The Owl in the Tree
All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial. Christopher Marlowe
There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple, tidy, and not very incriminating. Alfred Hitchcock
My mother buried three husbands – and two of them were only napping. Rita Rudner
Bury me anywhere
Somewhere near a tree
Some place where a horse will graze
And gallop over me.
Bury me somewhere near a stream
When she floods her banks
I’ll give her thanks
For reaching out to me.
So bury me, bury me,
In my childhood scene
But please don’t burn me
In Golders Green. Spike Milligan
They killed him to shut me up. I need to bury Francis once and for all. House of Cards US s6e2: Chapter 67, Netflix 2018
Summer 1939: a golden age of exploration and archaeology is coming to an end. It was an era that saw adventurers set out to explore the remotest corners of the globe in search of clues to unlock our ancient past. And it was during that last summer of peace as the world stood on the precipice of a war that threatened to end civilisation itself, that three extraordinary treasures were discovered, treasures that would radically change our understanding of the origins and diversity of human culture. And bring us closer to our distant past. Janina Ramirez, Raiders of the Lost Past I, BBC 2019
The discovery of an incredible Anglo-Saxon ship burial in Suffolk, dating from the early seventh century A.D. The final resting place of a supremely wealthy warrior king. ibid.
The single greatest archaeological discovery ever made in England: the Sutton-Hoo hoard. ibid.
Ship burials are incredibly rare in Britain: there are only two others ever discovered at this time. ibid.
Oserberg ship, Norway, excavated 1904-1905. ibid.
Treasures of unimaginable quality emerged thick and fast. ibid.