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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Yet never was believed by any.
Posterity let this suffice
He swore all's true, yet here he lies.
✠ Here lies the body of John Bidwell,
Who, when in life, wished his neighbors no evil.
In hopes up to jump
When he hears the last trump
And triumph over Death and the Devil.
✠ Here lies David Garrick, describe me who can,
An abridgement of all that was pleasant in man.

—Goldsmith.

✠ Beneath this stone of granite hard
Lies my own beloved pard.

[Pg 14]

ON A MR. PECK

Here lies a Peck, which some men say
Was first of all a Peck of clay;
This wrought with skill divine, while fresh,
Became a curious Peck of flesh.
Through various forms its Maker ran,
Then adding breath made Peck a man;
Full fifty years Peck felt life's troubles
Till deat. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Curious work. Interesting to see the thought that went into these. Particularly enjoyed:

As I am now, so you must be,
Therefore prepare to follow me.

Written under:

To follow you I'm not content,
How do I know which way you went.

I read the Project Guttenberg ebook

Not all of these are actually humorous. Some are happy, some are bittersweet, and some are about children and babies and just quite sad. Some are similar, however, I enjoyed it.

My Favorites:

Here lies one Box within another;
The one of wood
Was very good;
We cannot say so much for t' other.

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Here lie...more