Prepare for Death and Follow Me

The inscription on a marker in Youghal, Co. Cork (my maternal home) inside St. Mary Collegiate Church, It is on the grave of Robert Boyle  (1627-1691) (Boyle’s Gas Law), “the father of chemistry”;  Boyle was the most influential scientist born in Ireland:


“All you that doth my grave pass by         

As you are now, so once was I,         

As I am now, so you must be         

Prepare for death & follow me.”

H/T: Patrick Muenzen

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