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  1. #11
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    Here's one which should be read with a Lancashire accent to make it rhyme:

    Joseph son of Joseph and Sarah
    Lees of Middleton Mill who
    departed this life September
    2nd 1810 aged 5 months.

    I was to my Parents as a Rose,
    Tender sweet and good,
    But soon you see Death call'd for me,
    And nip'd me in the Bud.
    Sadly, our dear friend Dorothy (alias Thomasin) passed away on Sunday, 17th. February, 2013.
    Footprints on the sands of time

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    I found this one several years ago, and I think it is posted here somewhere.

    A Grave Mistake

    "After 8 years of searching the Parish Registers for a name to match the initials H.W.P on a stone slab in his church, the Rev. Phillip Randall of Eye near Petersborough, has solved the mystery.

    The initials stand for `Hot Water Pipe' "

    Glenys

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    The following epitaph appears on a gravestone in Hughenden churchyard -

    "Here lies John Guy beneath the sod,
    Who loved his friends and feared his God;
    Also Mary, his wife"

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    One from my travels in the Wild West

    In Arizona was this one:

    Here lies Abner B Goode
    In his life he did no good.
    With his death, there ain'it much loss
    His wife can now carry on with his boss

    R.I.P Abner.

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    How about a topical one?

    To the Memory of Everett Edward Elliott of the Heroic Crew SS "Titanic" Died on Duty April 15th 1912, Aged 24 years

    Each Man Stood at his Post while all the Weaker Ones went By,
    And Showed Once More to all the World how Englishmen should Die.
    If a picture paints a thousand words, a memory paints a thousand pictures.

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    Here's an unusual memorial in the form of a puzzle:

    https://www.
    flickr.com/photos/33514866@N00/401204813

    I can't take any credit for discovering this one (I read about it in a family history society journal some years ago) so don't think it should count as a competition entry!

    P.S. I have deliberately given a link to a site that doesn't show the solution. If you want to cheat you can find the answer elsewhere.

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    John Dryden (1631-1700) on his wife:

    Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
    Now she's at rest, and so am I.
    ELWYN

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    My Mum told me this one many years ago, but I don't know where it came from - or even if it is 'real'

    Where'er you be,
    Let your wind go free.
    For holding it in,
    Was the death of me.

    Best wishes
    Ann

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    I can't claim credit for finding this one, as it was on the Internet, but there is apparently an MI at Dorchester Abbey in Oxfordshire which reads

    Here lies one who for medicine would not give
    A little gold; and so his life he lost;
    I fancy that he'd wish again to live
    Did he but know how much his funeral cost.
    Sue Mackay
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    Here lies my Wife, in Earthy Mold
    Who when she Died did naught but Scold,
    Good Friends go softly, in your walking,
    Lest she should Wake and Rise up Talking

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