Epitaph II.

The LBC weekly post on “This Will Be My Epitaph” has generated some interesting mail for me and here is the first one that touched my heart.

“Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices. This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of Boatswain, a Dog.”
– George Gordon, Lord Byron, “Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog”

The next one is from our irrepressible Mayo who insists that my tombstone must have my picture on it.