Translation:Epitaph of Jonathan Swift

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Epitaph of Jonathan Swift , translated from Latin by Wikisource

Original Latin[edit]

Hic depositum est Corpus
Ionathan Swift S.T.D.
Hujus Ecclesiæ Cathedralis
Ubi sæva Indignatio
Cor lacerare nequit.
Abi Viator
Et imitare, si poteris,
Strenuum pro virili

Libertatis Vindicatorem.

English wiki translation[edit]

Here is placed the body
Of Jonathan Swift, STD (Doctor of Sacred Theology)
Dean of this cathedral church
Where savage indignation
Can no longer tear his heart
Go forth, traveller
And imitate, if you can,
a valiant champion
of manly freedom.

See also[edit]

Swift's Epitaph, the poem by William Butler Yeats.