Top 10 Literature Gravestones

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Here is a list of the top ten best literature gravesites to visit this Halloween season…

 Jonathan Swift’s epitaph in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin — near his burial site. (1667 – 1745)


Hic depositum  est Corpus
Hujus Ecclesiæ Cathedralis
Ubi sæva Indignatio
Cor lacerare nequit,
Abi Viator
Et imitare, si poteris,
Strenuum pro virili
Libertatis Vindicatorem.

Translated from Latin to: 

Here is laid the Body
of Jonathan Swift, Doctor of Sacred Theology,
Dean of this Cathedral Church,
where fierce Indignation
can no longer
injure the Heart.
Go forth, Voyager,
and copy, if you can,
this vigorous (to the best of his ability)
Champion of Liberty.

And for you poetry lovers, W. B. Yeats translated the epitaph to:

Swift has sailed into his rest;
Savage indignation there
Cannot lacerate his breast.
Imitate him if you dare,
World-besotted traveller; he
Served human liberty.

John Keats

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