harsh words

epitaph for a suicide

Here lies in earth a root of Hell,

Set by the Diel’s ain bible;

This worthless body damn’d himself,

To save the Lord the trouble.

Raymont Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1990

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  1. Thanks for sharing. Suicides were treated shockingly by our standards. They were buried outside church walls, at crossroads so their souls wandered, and where the sun never shone…..

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