Before he died, Shakespeare wrote his own tombstone epitaph. It reads, “Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.” While the warning may be puzzling at first, it was a fact that during Shakespeare’s time, bones were often removed in order to make room for other burials or for research purposes. For whatever strange reason, Shakespeare did not want this to happen, and as such the epitaph was penned. To this day, his grave, and his bones, remain undisturbed.