Chapter: English Literature in the Sixteenth Century
It was thought for many years that Walter Raleigh wrote his own epitaph, moments before he headed for the block. Sadly, it's one of those stories that's so good it really should be true, even if it's not. It's actually just the last stanza from a poem he'd written before and just never showed anyone. Still, getting the jump on your own tombstone just makes practical sense - I mean, someone's gonna have to write it; might as well be you.
Author: Walter Raleigh • Year: c. 1600 • Info:Wikipedia
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