Saturday, 3 May 2014

Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice

Here fleeps in peace a Hampfhire Grenadier,
Who caught his death by drinking cold fmall Beer,
Soldiers be wise by his untimely fall
And when ye're hot drink Strong or none at all.

An honeft Soldier never is forgot
Whether he die by Mufket or by Pot.

From the gravestone of Thomas Thetcher at Winchester Cathedral, quoted in Bill's Story.

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