Requiescat in Pace

Original Text: 
A Patch of Pansies (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894): 49. Microtext Reading Room CIHM no. 29307. Robarts Library
2    But follows where the greater number tread,
3Should hasten to his rest beneath a stone;
4    The great majority of men are dead.


1] The Latin phrase in the poem's title is frequently engraved on gravestones and means "Rest in peace." Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2000.