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First Line: John adams lies here, of the parish of southwell
Last Line: He could not carry off, -- so he's now carri-on.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On John Adams, Of Southwell;epitaph For John Adams Of Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Nottinghamshire, England; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


JOHN ADAMS lies here, of the parish of Southwell,
A Carrier who carried his can to his mouth well;
He carried so much, and he carried so fast,
He could carry no more -- so was carried at last;
For, the liquor he drank being too much for one,
He could not carry off, -- so he's now carri-on.





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