When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”
So he entitled one of his earlier books, thus already authoring his own epitaph.
We have not been able to discover this epitaph, nor does it appear that it was ever translated by Cowper.
Of this epitaph, short as it is, the faults seem not to be very few.
She is supposed to have composed the epitaph herself, and it certainly sounds like the document of a vivid personality.
Divide and conquer is their motto, suicide will be their epitaph.
His body was translated to Paris, where his effigy in black marble, with his epitaph, remained until the French revolution.
I enclose a copy of this epitaph, which you can use or not, as you please.
Ambition: Opposition seats on both sides of the house, and an epitaph over the home rule bill.
A worthier woman, or one more respected, was not to be found, except in an epitaph!
mid-14c., from Old French epitaphe (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin epitaphium "funeral oration, eulogy," from Greek epitaphion "a funeral oration," noun use of neuter of epitaphos "of a funeral," from epi "at, over" (see epi-) + taphos "tomb, funeral rites," from PIE root *dhembh- "to bury." Among the Old English equivalents was byrgelsleoð.