Saturday, 16 January 2016

Remember man - Anonymous

Remember man
As thou goest by,
As thou art now,
Even once was I;
As I doe now
So must thou lie,
Remember man
That thou must die.

Anonymous (17th century - or earlier?) England.
Gravestone inscription for the plague victim John Hancock (August 7, 1666) buried by his wife along with six of her children, at Eyam, Derbyshire (the Riley Graves).

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