Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Whitmore's Epitaph

"Qui gravis es nimium, potes hinc iam, lector, abire / quo libet" (Martial 11.16.1-2). In other words, warning — this post contains scatological content.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Epitaph on the Learned Robert Whitmore, Esqre, Who Died of a Diarrhoea, 4 August 1812, Aetatis Suae 57:
Here lies learned Whitmore!
He'll never shit more,
No, not a bit more,
Learned Robert Whitmore!

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