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The world's a book, writ by th' eternal Art
Of the great Maker; printed in man's heart;
'Tis falsely printed though divinely penn'd,
And all the Errata will appear at th' end.
By: Soha Ali # 29
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She was--but room forbids to tell thee what--
Sum all perfection up, and she was--that.
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I came at morn--'twas spring, I smiled,
The fields with green were clad;
I walked abroad at noon,--and lo!
'Twas summer,--I was glad;
I sate me down; 'twas autumn eve,
And I with sadness wept;
I laid me down at night, and then
'Twas winter,--and I slept.
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Heralds and statesman, by your leave,
Here lies what once was Matthew Prior;
The son of Adam and of Eve;
Can Bourbon or Nassau go higher?
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Nobles and heralds, by your leave,
Here lies what once was Matthew Prior,
The son of Adam and of Eve:
Can Bourbon or Nassau claim higher?
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Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere,
In action faithful, and in honour clear;
Who broke no promise, served no private end,
Who gained no title, and who lost no friend,
Ennobled by himself, by all approved,
And praised, unenvied, by the Muse he loved.
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Calmly he looked on either Life, and here
Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear:
From Nature's temp'rate feast rose satisfy'd,
Thank'd Heaven that he had lived, and that he died.
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To this sad shrine, whoe'er thou art! draw near!
Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear;
Who ne'er knew joy but friendship might divide,
Or gave his father grief but when he died.
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Under this marble, or under this sill,
Or under this turf, or e'en what they will,
Whatever an heir, or a friend in his stead,
Or any good creature shall lay o'er my head,
Lies one who ne'er car'd, and still cares not a pin
What they said or may say of the mortal within;
But who, living and dying, serene, still and free,
Trusts in God that as well as he was he shall be.
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Kneller, by Heaven and not a master taught
Whose art was nature, and whose pictures thought,
. . . .
Living great Nature fear'd he might outvie
Her works; and dying, fears herself may die.
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O man! whosoever thou art, and whensoever thou comest, for come I know thou wilt, I am Cyrus, founder of the Persian empire. Envy me not the little earth that covers my body.
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Plautus has prepared himself for a life beyond the grave; the comic stage deserted weeps; laughter also and jest and joke; and poetic and prosaic will bewail his loss together.
[Lat., Postquam est mortem aptus Plautus: comoedia luget
Scena deserta, dein risus ludus jocusque
Et numeri innumeri simul omnes collacrumarunt.]
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In his last binn Sir Peter lies."
. . . .
He kept at true humour's mark
The social flow of pleasure's tide:
He never made a brow look dark,
Nor caused a tear, but when he died.
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May his bones rest gently.
[Lat., Molliter ossa cubent.]
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Here lies Tibullus; of all that he was there scarcely remains enough, to fill a small urn.
[Lat., Jacet ecce Tibullus;
Vix manet e toto parva quod urna capit.]
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May he rest in Peace.
[Lat., Requiescat in pace.]
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Beneath this stone old Abraham lies;
Nobody laughs and nobody cries.
Where he is gone, and how he fares,
Nobody knows and nobody cares.
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And when I lie in the green kirkyard,
With the mould upon my breast,
Say not that she did well--or ill,
"Only, She did her best."
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Here lies the child spoiled by the world which he spoiled.
[Fr., Ci git l'enfant gate du monde qu'il gata.]
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The shameless Chloe placed on the tombs of her seven husbands the inscription, "The work of Chloe." How could she have expressed herself more plainly?"
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Here lie I, Martin Elginbrodde:
Have mercy o' my soul, Lord God;
As I wad do, were I Lord God,
And ye were Martin Elginbrodde.
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