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The inscription of Shakespeare's grave at Holy Trinity Church

The inscription of Shakespeare's grave at Holy Trinity Church

His gravestone bears an epitaph which Shakespeare himself supposedly wrote. It warns:

Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare,
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he that moves my bones.

 Image source - Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: Shakespeare, William – Tomb

Original source: British Travel Association photo

 

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