The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12846 Message #943263
Posted By: GUEST,Jimmy
29-Apr-03 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Conversation With Death
Subject: RE: Conversation With Death
For a less grim take on the subject, check out Robert Burns' poem "Death and Dr. Hornbook" in which an unwitting slightly tipsy fellow has a conversation with Death. In the poem, a depressed Death laments that despite all his efforts, the village apothecary has been saving everyones' lives. One of Burns' great satirical efforts.