On An Innkeeper Nicknamed The Marquis

Here lies a mock Marquis, whose titles were shamm'd, If ever he rise, it will be to be damn'd. Also known as 'On An Innkeeper In Tarbolton'


Alan Cumming
Lorraine McIntosh

About this work

This is an epitaph by Robert Burns. It was written in 1785 and is read here by Alan Cumming.

Themes for this epitaph

death humour

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