Thursday, 28 July 2011

Thetford - Epitaph


© Godric Godricson


My grandfather was buried here,
My cousin Jane, and two uncles dear;
My father perished with a mortification in his thighs,
My sister dropped down dead in the Minories.
But the reason why I am here, according to my thinking,
Is owing to my good living and hard drinking,
Therefore good Christians, if you’d wish to live long,
Beware of drinking brandy, gin, or anything strong.
Title: Gleanings in Graveyards a collection of Curious Epitaphs Author: Horatio Edward Norfolk

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