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78.  Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night:

God said, ‘Let Newton be.’  And all was light.  (God & Nature & Isaac Newton & Light & Epitaph)  Alexander Pope

 

 

83,079.  Let mortals rejoice

That there has existed such and so great

An Ornament of Human Nature.  (Newton & Epitaph)  Isaac Newton's epitaph at Westminster Cathedral 

 

 

1,085.  No, you lost your chance, me old son.  You contributed absolutely nothing to this life.  A waste of time you being here at all.  No plaque for you in Westminster Abbey.  The best you can expect is a few daffodils in a jam-jar.  A rough-hewn stone bearing the legend, He came and he went, and in between nothing.  (Life’s Like That & Epitaph)  Tony Hancock, Hancock’s Half Hour

 

 

4,231.  If the whole human race lay in one grave, the epitaph on the headstone might well be: It seemed a good idea at the time.  (Humanity & Grave & Epitaph)  Rebecca West

 

 

9,264.  Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave,

But not remembered in thy epitaph!  (Death & Epitaph & Grave)  William Shakespeare, I Henry IV V iv 100

 

 

50,938.  Good friend, for Jesu’s sake forbear

To digg the dust enclosed here.

Blest be the man that squares these stones,

And curst be he that moves my bones.  William Shakespeare, inscription on grave

 

 

11,127.  Farewell great Painter of Mankind

Who reach’d the noblest point of Art

Whose pictur’d Morals charm the Mind

And through the Eye correct the Heart.

 

If Genius fire thee, Reader, stay,

If Nature touch thee, drop a Tear:

If neither move thee, turn away,

For Hogarth’s honour’d dust lies here.  David Garrick’s epitaph for Hogarth

 

 

28,716.  If the Confederacy falls, there should be written on its tombstone: DIED OF A THEORY.  (United States & Civil War & Epitaph)  Jefferson Davis

 

 

45,769.  What needs my Shakespeare for his honour’d bones,

The labour of an age in piled stones,

Or that his hallow’d relics should be hid

Under a star-y-pointing pyramid?

Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,

What need’st thou such weak witness of thy name?  (Shakespeare & Epitaph)  John Milton, Epitaph on Shakespeare

 

45,770.  And so sepulchered in such pomp dost lie,

That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.  (Shakespeare & Epitaph)  ibid.

 

 

50,888.  He preferred the truth to his dearest illusions.  Carl Sagans proposed epitaph to astronomer Johannes Kepler

 

 

50,889.  I told you I was ill.  Spike Milligan, written in Gaelic

 

 

50,890.  SACRED TO THE REMAIN OF

JONATHAN THOMPSON

A PIOUS CHRISTIAN

AFFECTIONATE HUSBAND

 

HIS DISCONSOLATE WIDOW

CONTINUES TO CARRY ON

HIS GROCERY BUSINESS

AT THE OLD STAND ON

MAIN STREET, CHEAPEST

PRICES IN TOWN.

 

 

50,891.  LEBEN IST LIEBE  [Life is Love]  Dr Hermine Speier, archaeologist, gravestone at Vatican

 

 

50,892.  EXCUSE MY DUST  (Epitaph & Dust & Excuse)  Dorothy Parker, proposed inscription for gravestone 1925

 

 

50,893.  That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.  Dorothy Parker, But the One On the Right, New Yorker 1929

 

 

50,894.  THE BODY

of

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Printer

like the cover of an old book,

its contents torn out,

and stripped of its lettering and gilding lies here, food for worms;

Yet the work itself shall not be lost,

For it will (as he believed) appear once more,

in a new,

and more beautiful edition,

corrected and amended.  Benjamin Franklin’s proposed mock-epitaph

 

 

50,898.  Here Skugg lies snug

As a bug in a rug.  (Epitaph & Grave)  Benjamin Franklin, letter to Georgiana Shipley, on death of her squirrel

 

 

50,895.  This wrong was by my father done

To me, but never by me to one.  Abu’l-Ala-Al-Ma’arri, proposed verse over grave

 

 

50,896.  A soldier of the Great War known unto God.  Standard epitaph for unknown World War I soldier

 

 

50,897.  Under the wide and starry sky

Dig the grave and let me lie.

Glad did I live and gladly die,

And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:

'Here he lies when he longed to be;

Home is the sailor, home from sea,

And the hunter home from the hill.'  (Grave & Epitaph)  Robert Louis Stevenson, Underwoods

 

 

50,899.  Beneath this slab

John Brown is stowed.

He watched the ads,

And not the road.  Ogden Nash, Lather as You Go 1942

 

 

50,900.  Reader, pass on, nor idly waste your time

In bad biography, or bitter rhyme;

For what I am, this cumbrous clay ensures,

And what I was is no affairs of yours.  Anonymous inscription Peterborough churchyard

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