Sunday, April 23, 2017

William Shakespeare's Grave Stone

The Grave of the Poet
William Shakespeare
1564 - 1616
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

The curse set in stone upon the grave of William Shakespeare

Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
To digg the dvst encloased heare.
Bleste be ye man yt spares thes stones,
And cvrst be he yt moves my bones.

Modern spelling:
"Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear,"
"To dig the dust enclosed here."
"Blessed be the man that spares these stones,"
"And cursed be he who moves my bones."

This is postmarked in 2011 with a great Britain stamp.
Joh Henry Dearle 1901 
(from the Morris and Company series) 76

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