An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect. Following is a touching example: Here lie the bones of Parson Platt, Wise, pious, humble and all that, Who showed us life as all should live it; Let that be said -- and God forgive it!
.) "In the sky my soul is found, And my body in the ground. By and by my body'll rise To my spirit in the skies, Soaring up to Heaven's gate. 1878." "Sacred to the memory of Jeremiah Tree. Cut down May 9th, 1862, aged 27 yrs. 4 mos. and 12 ds. Indigenous." "Affliction sore long time she boar, Phisicians was in vain, Till Deth released the dear deceased And left her a remain. Gone to join Ananias in the regions of bliss." "The clay that rests beneath this stone As Silas Wood was widely known. Now, lying here, I ask what good It was to let me be S. Wood. O Man, let not ambition trouble you, Is the advice of Silas W." "Richard Haymon, of Heaven. Fell to Earth Jan. 20, 1807, and had the dust brushed off him Oct. 3, 1874."
An inscription on, or at, a tomb, or a grave, in memory or commendation of the one buried there; a sepulchral inscription.
A brief writing formed as if to be inscribed on a monument, as that concerning Alexander: "Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis."
To commemorate by an epitaph.
Inscription upon tombstone or tomb.
A brief commemorative statement, not to be confused with an epithet. A eulogy is a speech of praise. Now eulogies are pronounce over the dead, but in the past a eulogy might be offered to a living person.
Originally a funeral oration (in Latin, epitaphium) which, being a speech made by the living, was said "over the tomb".
an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
a brief poem inscribed on a tombstone praising a deceased person, usually with rhyming lines
a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written in praise of a deceased person
a memorial to the dead of noble families, usually set in the outer wall of a church and then normally a relief in stone or else on an inside wall in the church itself, and then most likely a painted wood panel
an inscription on a gravestone or a tribute to a dead person
a short and often clever last message to the living found on gravestones
a short composition in verse or prose , nominally for the tomb of a deceased person and generally setting forth his or her virtues and the survivors' regrets
a short statement in memory of a dead person, usually put on his or her tombstone
a verse written on a gravestone
A short composition in memory of a dead person. An epitaph is a brief statement about one deceased, written originally on that person's tombstone.
An inscription or a message on a tomb or gravestone.
A brief poem or statement in memory of someone who is deceased, used as, or suitable for, a tombstone inscription; a commemorative lamentation. (See also Dirge, Elegy, Monody)
an inscription in memory of a deceased person
an inscription upon a tomb. Hence, occasionally, a brief composition characterizing a deceased person, and expressed as if intended to be inscribed on his/her tombstone.
An inscription on a gravemarker identifying and/or commemorating the dead.
A short poem written to be carved on a gravestone. W.B.Yeats wrote his own epitaph e.g. Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by