Goodbye, Cruel World: A Book of Memorable Epitaphs

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Book Blocks, 2004 - Literary Collections - 415 pages
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Here lie I, Martin Elginbrodde/Have mercy on my soul, Lord God, As I would do/ If I were God/ And ye were Martin Elginbroddeis is one of the most famous of all epitaphs and comes from Edinburgh. This book contains many others, some pompous, some sad, some downright funny and some ambiguous such as this gravestone in Liverpool which declares Here lyeth Sarah Young who went to sleep with Christ 6th January 1741 or that of her namesake the Mormon leader and polygamist, Brigham Young, whose gravestone reads Brigham Young. Born on this spot 1801. A man of much courage and equipment.

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Contents

Dearest dust
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Bonds are all determinate
43
The uplifted hand of death
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Copyright

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