In A Human Moment

Miscellany from the 19th century

Epitaph Tuesday

epitaph

The following Epitaph is on a tombstone in Hereford Churchyard:-

WOMAN
Grieve not for me, my husband dear:
I am not dead but sleepeth here;
With patience wait, prepare to die,
And you will quickly come to I.

MAN
I am not griev’d my dearest life;
Sleep on, I have got another wife;
Therefore, I cannot come to thee,
For I must go to bed to she.

Cleave’s Penny Gazette of Variety (London, England), Saturday, June 09, 1838; pg. 4; Issue 35
Image Source

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: