Epitaph on my own Friend

At the funeral of a dear friend today, her husband quoted Robert Burns, “Epitaph on my own Friend”

An honest man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with His image blest:
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

zantedeschia aethiopica (3)

 

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