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(29 April 1667 – 27 February 1735 / Kincardineshire, Scotland)

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  • ''All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.''
    John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), Scottish writer, physician. Quoted in Richard Garnett, Life of Emerson, ch. 7 (1888).
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  • ''One of the new terrors of death.''
    John Arbuthnot (1667-1735), Scottish writer, physician. Quoted in Robert Carruthers, The Poetical Works of Pope, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1853). Arbuthnot referred to Edmund Curll, publisher of brief biographies of eminent people following their deaths.

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Epitaph on Don Francisco

An Epitaph.

Here lieth the Body of Colonel
DON FRANCISCO;

Who, with inflexible Constancy,
And inimitable Uniformity of Life,

Persisted, in Spite of Age and Infirmity,

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