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Find A Grave - Churchyard of Oystermouth Parish Church
Bowdler, Thomas b. July 11, 1754 d. February 24, 1825 The man who "bowdlerised" Shakespeare, who took out all the rude words. "My object is to offer these plays to the public in such a state that they may be read with pleasure in all companies, and placed without danger in the hands of every person who is capable of understanding them." The word "bowdlerised" was coined in 1836, after his death. (Previously editions of Shakespeare which had been amended in this way - and there were many of them - were referred to as "castrated"). Churchyard of Oystermouth Parish Church, Swansea, Swansea, Wales Plot: The grave slab has been re-mounted recently on a new table-style tomb, to the south-east of the Church