Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Israel Potter (1855), ch. 7, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 8, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1982).
Spoken by a fictional Benjamin Franklin.)
Fun and funeral don't forget that bridge is small! M
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.