Funeral instructions

erasure of a page from Samuel Pepys' diary

[Call up a merry rump
to carry to the grave.

Dine below the buttery
church of money.

Dine at a secluded grave
on the horse of the house.]


Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Wednesday 15 February 1659/60.

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