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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Lapidary inscriptions



In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.

Samuel Johnson - quoted in Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson

4 comments:

Roger said...

Jewels or tombstones? Radio 2, Radio 3 and LBC have proved a boon lately as has the channel changer and the video tape machine.

Now consider May 7th 2016 - will the economy boom, will young people be picking up keys to happy new homes, will all the intractable problems have evaporated like mist? No.

Demetrius said...

Johnson would have been very familiar with Lichfield Cathedral and all the memorials there as well as a number in London. Memento mori.

A K Haart said...

Roger - an internet radio is very good.

Demetrius - I wonder what he would have made of Ed?

Demetrius said...

A sausage without a skin?