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Let's talk of graves and worms and epitaphs.
Shakespeare

 

 

Epitaph - John Irving


An Epitaph A Day
Keeps Death's Spectre Away


At St. Martin's-iu-the-Fields, London: —

" Sacred
To the Memory of JOHN IRVING, Esq.
of Sligo, Ireland,

Surgeon to his Majesty's Forces,
Who died on the 22nd of April, 1810,

Aged 33 years;

A victim, like thousands of our
Gallant Countrymen,

To the fatal consequences of the
Unfortunate Expedition to the Schelt,

Commanded by John, Earl of Chatham."






Source:


Tissington, Sylvester. A Collection Of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1857.

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