John Smith of Hickling

An interesting grave epitaph

Everard L. Guilford, writing in 1910* records the following epitaph (dated 1725) in the churchyard at Hickling in memory of one John Smith:-


This world's a city full of crooked streets,

Death is ye market-place where all me meets,

If life were merchandise yt men cold buy,

The rich would often live and poor men die


* GUILFORD, Everard L Nottinghamshire (London: Methuen, 1910) p.99

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