His original epitaph was discovered in the Catacombs.
He was buried in the churchyard of Fressingfield, where there is a Latin epitaph to his memory.
epitaph is usually daubed on the slab in red or black paint.
His epitaph, written by himself, is to be found in Anthologia palatina, vii.
Queen's College, Oxford, was not, as is stated in Skelton's version of her epitaph, founded by her, but by her chaplain, Robert of Eglesfield.
He was buried at Seligenstadt, and his epitaph was written by Hrabanus Maurus.
The last words of it may be quoted; they form a fitting epitaph for the noblest of English kings.
In some countries the honour became so general that every man after death was described as a hero in his epitaph - in Thessaly even slaves.
He was buried in the cathedral of Bristol, and over his grave a monument was erected in 1834, with an epitaph by Southey.
In the choir and on the half dome of the apse, are the finest frescoes of Fra Filippo Lippi (scenes from the life of the Virgin) completed after his death by Fra Diamante: his tomb, erected by Lorenzo de' Medici, with the epitaph by Politian, is on the left of the choir.
A copy of an epitaph originally at Valenciennes states that he died on the 10th of March 1474-5 aged seventy.
A few words from his epitaph by Burke deserve quotation as giving the reason of the predominance of such an ordinary man as Lord Rockingham over a party abounding in men of great abilities: "A man worthy to be held in esteem, because he did not live for himself..
The best-known are the Roman martyr (festival, the 10th of July), whose epitaph was written by Pope Damasus (De Rossi, Bullettino, p. 17, 1863), and the martyr of Cordova, who forms along with Faustus and Martialis the group designated by Prudentius (Peristephanon, iv.
He died on the 4th of July 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, on the same day as John Adams. He chose for his tomb the epitaph: "Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and father of the university of Virginia."
Lastly, the epitaph, read impartially, is not libellous at all, but simply takes up the vein of the opening scenes of Gargantua in reference to Gargantua's author.
As a statesman, Demosthenes needs no epitaph but his own words in the speech "On the Crown," - I say that, if the event had been manifest to the whole world beforehand, not even then ought Athens to have forsaken this course, if Athens had g f ?
Hincmar, who composed his epitaph, makes him bishop for over forty years, and from this it is evident that he was elected about 753, and Flodoard says that he died in the forty-seventh year of his archbishopric. Tilpin was present at the Council of Rome in 769, and at the request of Charlemagne Pope Adrian I.
Among the antiquities preserved in the museum are the epitaph of Boabdil, the last king of Granada, who died at Tlemcen in 1494, and the standard cubit measure - in marble - used in the Kissaria, bearing date A.H.
He wrote a chronicle of the monastery and several biographies - the life of Gerhard Groot, of Florentius Radewyn, of a Flemish lady St Louise, of Groot's original disciples; a number of tracts on the monastic life - The Monk's Alphabet, The Discipline of Cloisters, A Dialogue of Novices, The Life of the Good Monk, The Monk's Epitaph, Sermons to Novices, Sermons to Monks, The Solitary Life, On Silence, On Poverty, Humility and Patience; two tracts for young people - A Manual of Doctrine for the Young, and A Manual for Children; and books for edification - On True Compunction, The Garden of Roses, The Valley of Lilies, The Consolation of the Poor and the Sick, The Faithful Dispenser, The Soul's Soliloquy, The Hospital of the Poor.
His epitaph was written by Hrabanus Maurus, whose elegiacs praise him for being the faithful guardian of his monastery.
The highly eulogistic epitaph on his monument at Bushley was written by Edmund Burke.
The corpse of Louis XIV., left to servants for disposal, and saluted all along the road to Saint Denis by the curses of a noisy crowd sitting in the cabarets, celebrating his death by drinking more than their fill as a compensation for having suffered too much from hunger during his lifetimesuch was the coarse but sincere epitaph which popular opinion placed on the tomb of the Grand Monarque.
Examples of this type are The Satire on Edinburgh, The General Satire, the Epitaph on Donald Owre, and the powerful vision of The Dance of the Sevin Deidlie Synnis.
' Apparently confirmed by the few enigmatical lines preserved by Echard from his epitaph "Pertulit iste necem post annos mille ducentos, Sexaginta decem sex habe, sex mihi retentos."
Just before his death he composed an epitaph on himself, in which he claimed to have been "Veritatis propugnator, libertatis assertor."
A tablet, let into the wall, contains an epitaph by Lord Cockburn, recording Shanks's services to the venerable pile, which has since been entrusted to the custody of the commissioners of woods and forests.
He 1 In accordance with his own wish he was buried in a small graveyard rather than in one of the regular city cemeteries, and on his tombstone is the following epitaph written by himself: "I repose in this quiet and secluded spot, not from any natural preference for solitude, but, finding other cemeteries limited as to race by charter rules, I have chosen this, that I might illustrate in my death the principles I advocated through a long life - Equality of man before his Creator."
A Latin epitaph, discovered in the 18th century, says, however, that he was archdeacon of Paris, and declares that he died in the city of Avignon in 1449.
33-60, and the spurious epitaph on Bion may have been one of the Dirges.
Indeed, for a definition of that limitless subject which includes all the phenomena that stand the warp and stress of change, one might adapt a famous epitaph - si historiam requiris, circumspice.
His remains were laid in the burial place of the Sheffield family, Fletching, Sussex, where an epitaph by Dr Parr describes his character and work in the language at once of elegance, of moderation and of truth.
Where any epitaph was set up - an immense number are destitute of any inscription at all - it is always painted or engraved on these slabs or tiles.
Not long since I read his epitaph in the old Lincoln burying-ground, a little on one side, near the unmarked graves of some British grenadiers who fell in the retreat from Concord--where he is styled "Sippio Brister"--Scipio Africanus he had some title to be called--"a man of color," as if he were discolored.
Coleridge wrote his own epitaph in the last year of his life.
An epitaph written by Charlemagne in verse, in which he styles Adrian "father," is still to be seen at the door of the Vatican basilica.
He was variously reported to have been wounded and killed in this affair, and the wits of the reactionary party circulated his epitaph: Ci-git le general Santerre Qui n'eut de Mars que la biere.
His services to his country are aptly epitomized in the epitaph on his ancient monument at Ringsted church which describes him as "Sclavorum dominator, patriae liberator et pacis conservator."
Pacuvius's epitaph, said to have been composed by himself, is quoted by Aulus Gellius (i.
The only tomb here was a sarcophagus, of which the broken front bears the letters which show it to have been the epitaph of one of the Acilian family: - Acilio Glabrioni Filio In the vicinity are fragments of the epitaphs of Manius Acilius and Priscilla, of Quintus Acilius and Caia Acilia in Greek, another Greek inscription " Acilius Rufinus mayest thou live in God."
He died on the journey in March 1607; and thus, as one of the brethren pronounced his epitaph, " seeking Cathay he found heaven."
He died at Valenciennes on the 13th of February (according to the treasury accounts), or on the 10th of March (according to his epitaph) 1475.
24.1) characterizing his epitaph as written in a vein of "Campanian arrogance" it has been inferred that he was born in one of the Latin communities settled in Campania.
He occupied the post of surveyor of the royal works for fifty years, but by a shameful cabal was dismissed from this office a few years before his death He died in 1723, and is buried under the choir of St Paul's; on a tablet over the inner north doorway is the well-known epitaph - Si monumentum requiris, circumspice.
Its numerous root extractions amply justify a stronger expression than " multo labore," especially in an epitaph.
A collected edition of his poems appeared in two volumes in 1886, with a characteristic preface which might serve as the author's epitaph.
It is said that Rabelais met and quarrelled with Joachim du Bellay the poet at Rome, and with Ronsard at Meudon and elsewhere, that this caused a breach between him and the Pleiade, that he satirized its classicizing tendencies in the episode of the Limousin scholar, and that Ronsard after his death avenged himself by a libellous epitaph.
Before she died, Eyre had composed the cruelly ironic epitaph, which finally stung her to desperation and death.
A well deserved epitaph for one of the great British balladeers.
In the churchyard look out for the epitaph to Luke Woodward, the village blacksmith.
The group also aligned with Epitaph, walking away from the lure of those wide- open major label checkbooks.
throw that clod of earth onto the coffin and read the epitaph: " It Was Only a Game Show " .
write your own poem or write an epitaph for someone who died in battle.
In what churchyard does the following curious epitaph appear on a tombstone?
This has an interesting epitaph: A faithful holy pastor here lies hid, One of a thousand, Mr Peter Kid.
epitaph inscribed on his sixteenth-century tomb.
There are many, whom I have had the privilege of meeting, whose tombstone might well bear the grim epitaph: ' .
epitaph on the stone is in the form of an acrostic.
Thus from their loss has grown a fitting epitaph.
He died in 1743, at the age of eighty-three, and a Latin epitaph written by himself is inscribed on his monument.
It was around 1808 that Lord Byron wrote his famous epitaph in honor of his Newfoundland, Boatswain.
Her life's work is encapsulated in her simple epitaph: ' The Sailors ' Friend ' .
This statement might serve as a remarkably appropriate epitaph to the author's celebrated technical accomplishments.
I write the finis here against my love, This is my love's last epitaph and tomb.
fitting epitaph for a great actor.
ivy leaves of hope above the epitaph.
During the 'seventies the following epitaph was suggested for him by one of the wits of his day: "Here lies poor old Robert Lowe; Where he's gone to I don't know; If to the realms of peace and love, Farewell to happiness above; If, haply, to some lower level, We can't congratulate the devil."
He was the author of a collection of epigrams called Cicuta (" hemlock") 1 from their bitter sarcasm, and of a beautiful epitaph on the death of Tibullus; of elegiac poems, probably of an erotic character; of an epic poem Amazonis; and of a prose work on wit (De urbanitate).
Probably his latest composition was the epitaph already referred to, written like the epic in Saturnian verse "Immortales mortales si foret fas Here, Flerent divae Camenae Naevium poetam; Itaque postquam est Orci traditus thesauro Obliti sunt Romai loquier lingua Latina."
His original epitaph was discovered in the catacombs (see Kraus, Roma sotterranea, p. 1 54 et seq.), but nothing more is known of him.
He was interred in his cathedral at midnight on the 22nd of October, in the same coffin as Stella, with the epitaph, written by himself, "Hic depositum est corpus Jonathan Swift, S.T.P., hujus ecclesiae cathedralis decani; ubi saeva indignatio cor ulterius lacerare nequit.
Epitaphs - An epitaph is a few words or phrases that feature on the headstone.
The most important thing about choosing an epitaph is to ensure that it reflects the person whose grave the headstone is marking.
The design of the headstone will need to incorporate the epitaph so that there should be plenty of room for the words.
In addition to the epitaph already mentioned, Proclus was the author of hymns, seven of which have been preserved (to Helios, Aphrodite, the Muses, the Gods, the Lycian Aphrodite, Hecate and Janus, and Athena), and of an epigram in the Greek Anthology (Anthol.
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