It was a cough that carried him off,
It was a coffin they carried him off in.
Published in Funny Epitaphs, Boston: The Mutual Book Company, 1900.
Here lies the bones of Susan Louder,
Who perished while drinking a Sedlitz powder.1
At last she’s gone to her heavenly rest;
She should have waited till it effervesced.
Published in the Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Nebraska State Pharmaceutical Association, 1896
1From Wikipedia: Seidlitz powder is the common name of a medication made with a mixture of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium sodium tartrate and used as a mild cathartic by dissolving in water and drinking.