Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbear,To dig the dust enclosed here.Blessed be the man that spares these stones,And cursed be he that moves my bones.
Mon ami, pour l’amour du Sauveur, abstiens-toi
De creuser la poussière déposée sur moi.
Béni soit l’homme qui épargnera ces pierres
Mais maudit soit celui violant mon ossuaire
Shakespeare’s date of birth remains unknown, but is traditionally considered to have been 23 April 1564, since he was baptised on 26 April and baptism customarily took place three days after birth. His date of death is known to have been 23 April 1616.