An Honest Man

An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd,
Few heads with knowledge so inform'd;
If there's another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

- Robert Burns
An Honest Man - Epitaph Poem

Variations and History: 

This poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns has been used as an epitaph using multiple versions.

An amiable husband here lies at rest,
As ever God with his image blest.
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, the guide of youth.

and

An amiable father here lies at rest,
As ever God with his image blest.
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, the guide of youth.

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