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epitaph
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
a short text in memory of a dead person — especially text written on a tombstone
  • , and an epitaph in the true stile.
    Book 2 (87% in)
  • The captain was now interred, and might, perhaps, have already made a large progress towards oblivion, had not the friendship of Mr Allworthy taken care to preserve his memory, by the following epitaph, which was written by a man of as great genius as integrity, and one who perfectly well knew the captain.
    Book 2 (99% in)
  • Such rarae aves should be remitted to the epitaph writer, or to some poet who may condescend to hitch him in a distich, or to slide him into a rhime with an air of carelessness and neglect, without giving any offence to the reader.
    Book 8 (7% in)

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