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Epitaph

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Épitaph. n.s. [ἐπιτάφιο.] An inscription upon a tomb.

Live still, and write mine epitaph. Shakespeare.

Some thy lov'd dust in Parian stones enshrine,
Others immortal epitaphs design;
With wit, and strength, that only yields to thine.
 
 
Smith.

Sources: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Smith, Edmund (7)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Epitaph." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4291.


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