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Epitaph

Posted by S. Ryan on March 13, 2003

The following was inscribed on a very old stone inside the rear door of St. Mary's Church in Youghal, Ireland. I first became aware of it while growing up in Youghal, but have also heard similar sayings here in the US.

"Remember man as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so you shall be.
Remember man, eternity."

Can anyone help with the origin, age, author of this...?