A Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...glorious soul returns to take possession of it, and both be rapt up to enjoy that bliss that knows neither tearme nor tedium. J. N. 1678. Seek not to learn who underneath doth lie. Learn something more important;--learn to die. TO THE MEMORY OF THE HON. EDWARD JAMES ELIOT. Weep'st thou, vain Muse, when blood-stain'd chiefs expire? Mourn'st thou when purple tyrants quit the earth? Nor wakes thy fond regret, nor breathes thy lyre One pensive strain to mild departed worth? Yes--Friendship's sigh, and Virtue's artless tear, Eliot, on thy untimely fate attend; With heartfelt sympathy, with grief sincere, Like them, the Muse shall mournfor Virtue's friend. But, ah! what verse can paint the genuine grace, The modest dignity, unform'd by art; The soft complaisance that illum'd thy face, And flow'd spontaneous from thy gentle heart? That face, which still express'd, in manhood's prime, The native candour of ingenuous youth; That faithful heart, which, unsubdu'd by time, Still fondly cherish'd pure, unshaken truth. Hence, tyrant Death! nor boast thy baleful pow'r, To rend the sacred bands of virtuous love; His Harriet lost, his soul, from that sad hour, Dwelt with her spirit in the realms above. Blest pair!--no more, ye friends, ye parents, weep'. Let brighterthoughts your sorrowing minds employ; Trust the prophetic Muse, " They do not sleep: " Unsullied Virtue claims immortal joy. Here lies the man whose horse did gaine The bell, in race, on Salisbury plaine. Reader, I know not whether needs it, You or your horse rather to read it. Tl NBRIDCE." ANNE ELLIOT. Born 16th Nov. 1743 Died 30th May, 1769. Of matchless form, adorn'd with wit refin'd, A feeling heart, and an enlighten'd mind; Of softest manners, beauty's rarest bloom; Here...

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