Quoth the Raven,
-Edgar Allan Poe
-Alexander the Great
- Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.
- If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
- Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
- Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in Society. The social ramble ain't restful.
- Avoid running at all times.
- Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
When your life comes to its end maybe you would be interesting in being laid here along side the heart of Robert the Bruce. His heart was taken on crusade as a talisman, but only made it as far as Granada. It was returned to Scotland and laid it to rest here in Melrose Abbey instead.
The cemetery where Samuel Taylor Coleridge is buried is quite beautiful. His remains rest here in Grasmere, England along with those of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.
Stop, Christian passer-by:
Stop, child of God,
And read, with gentle breast.
Beneath this sod
A poet lies, or that which once
O, lift one thought in prayer
for S. T. C.--
That he who many a year
with toil of breath
Found death in life, may here
find life in death:
Mercy for praise--to be
forgiven for fame--
He ask'd, and hoped
Do thou the same.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I'll end this somewhat macabre post with this very humble epitaph from the grave of Roy Rogers.
The Cowboy's Prayer
Oh Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself.
I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
Help me to ride it straight the whole way through.
And when in the falling dusk I get the final call,
I do not care how many flowers they send--
Above all else the happiest trail would be
For You to say to me, "Let's ride, My friend."