Epitaph - author unknown

Posted by Lewis on March 13, 2003

In Reply to: 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...?

popular in Ireland - I think 150 years at least - there are memorial sites preserving the inscriptions and it appears quite popular. Author Unknown - from a gravestone.