terça-feira, abril 18, 2006

POR FALAR EM EPITAFIOS

In Ruidoso cemetery, New Mexico:
Here lies Johny Yeast
Pardon me
For not rising.


A lawyer's epitaph in England:

Sir John Strange
Here lies an honest lawyer,
And that is Strange.

On a grave from the 1880s in Nantucket MA:


Under the sod and under the trees
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He's not here, there's only the pod,
Pease shelled out and went to God.


John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery:
Reader, if cash thou art
In want of any
Dig 4 feet deep
And thou wilt find a Penny.

In a London cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann,
Who lived an old maid
But died an old Mann.
Dec. 8, 1767

Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery:

Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake
Stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake.

In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery:
Here lays Butch,
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger,
But slow on the draw.
In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:

On the 22nd of June
Jonathan Fiddle
Went out of tune.

In a cemetery in Hartscombe, England:

Here lies one Wood
Enclosed in wood
One Wood
Within another.
The outer wood
Is very good:
We cannot praise
The other.
In Memory of Beza Wood
Departed this life Nov. 2, 1837 Aged 45 yrs.

In Newbury, England [1742]:

Tom Smith is dead, and here he lies,
Nobody laughs and nobody cries;
Where his soul's gone, or how it fares,
Nobody knows, and nobody cares

On an innkeeper's grave 1875:

Beneath this stone, in hopes of Zion,
Doth lie the landlord of the Lion;
His son keeps on the business still,
Resigned unto the heavenly will.

On a Devon tombstone:
Here lie I by the chancel door;
They put me here because I was poor.
The further in, the more you pay,
But here I lie as snug as they


5 Comments:

At 9:49 da tarde, Blogger Gabriel said...

Preciso pensar no meu.

 
At 11:51 da tarde, Blogger papalagui said...

Não é propriamente um epitáfio mas na campa do meu pai e da minha avó decidinos pôr a citação do Fernando Pessoa que tenho no blogue

 
At 11:58 da tarde, Blogger Joana said...

e uma citacao muito bonita, acho que onde quer que estejam de certeza que gostaram
:-)

 
At 2:09 da manhã, Blogger Patrícia said...

LOL!!!
Ha aqui umas lindas!! Fazer epitafios e uma ciencia!

 
At 3:06 da manhã, Blogger Gabriel said...

Ah, obrigado, Joana! Até tentei, mas havia algumas palavras que eu nao consegui entender e parei na pouca força, como se diz por aqui.
O do Jonathan Pease é excelente, quisera eu te-lo feito.
Como eu ando lendo Eliot, aí vai um presentinho em portugues mesmo:
"Cada frase e cada sentença são um fim e um princípio,
Cada poema um epitáfio"
V, Little Giddign
Preciso escrever sobre ele.
Um beijo

 

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