Translation:Epitaph of Jonathan Swift

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Epitaph of Jonathan Swift
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45125Epitaph of Jonathan Swift

Original Latin


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

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


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