Monday, May 21, 2012

Alas poor Tom, who died at Hunsdon in 1735

A typical 18th century gravestone

Here lies Tom King old Dad of fame
Who knew his Gun and eke his Game
The fact whereof both Ball's and Luton
Now can fully prove the truth on
He loved his Bottle and his Friend
Which he enjoy'd unto his End
He Dy'd at last alas poor Tom!
Behold at last his Slab and Tomb.

An epitaph from Hunsdon recorded in Cream of Curiosity

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