On a Suicide One

Here lies in earth a root of Hell Set by the Deil's ain dibble: This worthless body damn'd himsel To save the Lord the trouble.


Alan Cumming

About this work

This is an epitaph by Robert Burns. It was written in 1795 and is read here by Alan Cumming.

Themes for this epitaph

death humour

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