Epitaph on King Theodore


...Baron Neuhoff, in St Ann's Churchyard, Westminster

Near this place is interr'd
Theodore, king of Corsica,
Who died in this parish, Dec. 11, 1756.
Immediately after
Leaving the King's Bench prison,
By the benefit of the act of insolvency:
In consequence of which
He resigned his kingdom of Corsica
For the use of his creditors.

THE grave, great teacher, to a level brings
Heroes and beggars, galley-slaves and kings;
But Theodore this moral learn'd, ere dead;
Fate pour'd its lessons on his living head,
Bestow'd a kingdom, but denied him bread.