© Godric Godricson
My grandfather was buried here,Title: Gleanings in Graveyards a collection of Curious Epitaphs Author: Horatio Edward Norfolk
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.