He was buried at Dublin, with an epitaph recording his cowardice.
He closes the letter by saying, "There's a poem for you; it is rather too long for an epitaph."
But, now, the memory of it has been awakened within me by you, and I have read you its epitaph.
He was also asked to write an epitaph on John Frederick Roorbach.
The most beautiful thing he has done—to my mind—is ...