On a Suicide Two

Earth'd up, here lies an imp o' hell, Planted by Satan's dibble; Poor silly wretch, he's damned himsel', To save the Lord the trouble On John Bushby, Esq., Tinwald Downs


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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