Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

All I desire for my own burial, is not to be buried alive; but how or where, I think, must be entirely indifferent to every rational creature.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Mar. 16, 1769, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p. 277, London (1774).

This letter, which dealt with the sad event of the burial of his son, who had died the previous November, was addressed to Philip's widow, Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, 4th Earl.
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