In 1819 William Cobbert dug up Paine's bones in Amercia and brought them back on a boat to Liverpool, England. Nobody was interested in Paine and they ridiculed Cobbett. The bones are now lost.
Look! How Health Officers did stare,
Transfixed - like stocks or stones,
When they beheld BILL COBB was there,
And with him TOM PAINE'S BONES!
Prepared they were for taking heed,
If fever they should find;
But quite at fault how to proceed,
With what infect the mind.