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Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade,
Death came with friendly care;
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed,
And bade it blossom there.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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This Mirabeau's work, then is done. He sleeps with the primeval giants. He has gone over to the majority: "Abiit ad plures."
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Loe here the precious dust is layd;
Whose purely-temper'd clay was made
So fine that it the guest betray'd.
Else the soule grew so fast within,
It broke the outward shall of sinne
And so was hatch'd a cherubin.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Yet at the resurrection we shall see
A fair edition, and of matchless worth,
Free from erratas, new in heaven set forth.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Kind reader! take your choice to cry or laugh;
Here Harod lies--but where's his Epitaph?
If such you seek, try Westminister, and view
Ten thousand, just as fit for him as you.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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And be the Spartan's epitaph on me--
"Sparta hath many a worthier son than he."
By: Soha Ali # 29
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And the voice of men shall call,
"He is fallen like us all,
Though the weapon of the Lord was in his hand:"
And thine epitaph shall be--
"He was wretched ev'n as we;"
And thy tomb may be unhonoured in the land.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Grave-stones tell truth scarce forty years. Generations pass while families last not three oaks.
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Here lies who, born a man, a grocer died.
[Fr., Ne homme--mort epicier.]
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If Paris that brief flight allow,
My humble tomb explore!
It bears: "Eternity, be thou
My refuge!" and no more.
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Speme e Fortune, addio; che' in porto entrai.
Schernite gli altri; ch'io vi spregio omai.
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O what a monument of glorious worth,
When in a new edition he comes forth,
Without erratas, may we think he'll be
In leaves and covers of eternity!
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Here lies, in a "horizontal" position
The "outside" case of
Peter Pendulum, watch-maker.
He departed this life "wound up"
In hopes of being "taken in hand" by his Maker,
And of being thoroughly "cleaned, repaired" and "set a-going"
In the world to come.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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The poet's fate is here in emblem shown,
He asked for bread, and he received a stone.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Avete multum Spesque, Forsque; sum in vado.
Qui pone sint illudite; haud mea interest.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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He directed the stone over his grave to be thus inscribed:
Hie jacet hujus Sententiae primus Author:
Disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies.
Nomen alias quaere.
Here lies the first author of this sentence:
"The itch of disputation will prove the scab of the Church." Inquire his name elsewhere.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Mantua bore me; the people of Calabria carried me off; Parthenope (Napes) holds me now. I have sung of pastures, of fields, of chieftains.
[Lat., Mantua me genuit; Calabri rapuere; tenet nunc
Parthenope. Cecini pascua, rura, duces.]
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Here in this place sleeps one whom love
Caused, through great cruelty to fall.
A little scholar, poor enough,
When Francois Villon men did call.
No scrap of land or garden small
He owned. He gave his goods away,
Table and trestles, baskets--all;
For God's sake say for him this Lay.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Warm summer sun, shine friendly here;
Warm southern wind, blow kindly here;
Green sod above, rest light, rest light--
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Then haste, kind Death, in pity to my age,
And clap the Finis to my life's last page.
May Heaven's great Author my foul proof revise,
Cancel the page in which my error lies,
And raise my form above the eternal skies.
. . . .
The stubborn pressman's form I now may scoff;
Revised, corrected, finally worked off!
By: Soha Ali # 29
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Ne'er to these chambers where the mighty rest,
Since their foundation came a nobler guest;
Nor e'er was to the bowers of bliss conveyed
A fairer spirit or more welcome shade.
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